Flags Lowered to Honor Senator John McCain

Flags across the state are flying at half-staff in memory of US Senator John McCain who passed away Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. Governor Kay Ivey issued the order at the request of President Donald Trump. McCain was a Vietnam Veteran who served as a US senator for the state of Arizona.

He had a political career for 35 years that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. Senator McCain was once asked how he wanted to be remembered and he simply said, “That I made a major contribution to the defense of the nation.” Governor Ivey has directed that the flags remain lowered until sunset this Saturday, which is the day of McCain’s burial.


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