Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me;
"Here he lies where he longed to be,
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill."

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Senator McCain was a man of honor whose sense of duty to country never wavered. He was a patriot
John McCain is dead. Long live John McCain.
I admired John McCain and even though I am an Independent and Democrat at heart, I would have voted for him if he had kept Lieberman as his running mate. I knew Obama was young and could have waited 4 years (or maybe eight) in order to be elected.
I am now watching the funeral of John McCain. This is the poem he read for his father and it will be read over him. Appropriate.
This poem was read by John Wayne(!) in the John Ford film They Were Expendable. Read for a fallen comrade, it is a very moving scene.
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