Flags Lowered to Honor Senator John McCain

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Published Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. President Donald J. Trump have ordered flags lowered to half-staff at public buildings until sunset Sunday, September 2 to honor Arizona Senator John McCain.

Senator McCain died Saturday.

"John McCain dedicated his life to serving this country," said Governor Hickenlooper. "We (and the world) lost an incredible leader. He could never have imagined how much he'll be missed."

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Arizona Senator John McCain died August 25, 2018.

The full text of the president's proclamation:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2018

DEATH OF SENATOR JOHN SIDNEY MCCAIN III
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 
A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator John Sidney McCain III, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

DONALD J. TRUMP