It is so very sad we have lost Senator John McCain.
The former POW served for decades in the Senate, and many called him a maverick Republican, but in my book he did what had to be done for the greater good of the American people.
Senator McCain was a true American hero and dedicated to making America a better place.
When he was running for president in 2008, I wrote him a letter asking about issues such as unemployment, the economy, Social Security and veterans. He responded with a signed picture and a note to contact me in the future.
As a fellow Navy veteran, I salute Senator John McCain for a job well done. He will be truly missed.
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village