Lesson #1 from John McCain’s Memorial Week

Observations from John McCain’s memorial speakers. FYI John McCain personally asked all speakers to speak at his memorial services in Arizona, D.C. and Annapolis.
Megan McCain
Eulogies are the most important speech we can ever give. It is the last formal good-bye. I also think it is whatever the person giving it needs it to be. I have heard some odd eulogies, I always tell myself it is what that person needs to say.
In her eulogy, daughter Meghan “went there” and people applauded in the middle of a eulogy. You can break any rule as long as you are willing to live with the consequences.
Lesson Learned: She broke an unwritten rule about a eulogy getting political, and was rewarded with applause in the middle of the eulogy. For any history buffs, compare these words, Ronald Reagan after The Challenger,”slipped the surly bonds of earth” to “touch the face of God.” Meghan’s words, “And he slipped the earthly bonds, put out his hand, and touched the face of god.”

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