Veterans organizations will honor the late Sen. John McCain by handing out “USS John McCain” t-shirts on the Fourth of July during President Trump’s speech on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The T-shirts, which are 100 percent American made, feature an overlay of the Navy destroyer with its nickname, “Big Bad John,” that the White House asked to have moved out of the way during Trump’s visit to Japan last month.
They will reportedly be handed out by veterans to revelers on the National Mall.
Veterans will also visit the House and Senate office buildings to distribute the shirts to members of Congress.
“Whether it was Sen. McCain, his father, his grandfather or his sons, the McCain family has given more to this country than most, and America’s birthday seems like a great time to honor that service and sacrifice,” said Mark Doyle, founder of Rags of Honor. “After all, people like them – and there aren’t many – made these kinds of celebrations possible.”
100 percent of contributions will go to Rags of Honor for the production and printing of the shirts by the company’s hard-working veterans.