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Honoring John McCain: Gov. Ivey orders flags at half-staff at the request of President Trump

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Monday directed all state agencies to immediately lower flags to half-staff in memory of the late Sen. John McCain.

Ivey’s order came at the request of President Donald Trump.

The state’s flags are to remain at half-staff until McCain’s internment on Saturday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

Ivey expressed her respect for McCain and her sympathy for his family during their time of grieving.

“Sen. McCain should be remembered as an honored war veteran & someone truly dedicated to serving his country,” Ivey tweeted. “His family remains in my deepest thoughts & prayers.”

Read how Alabama leaders mourned McCain’s passing and shared memories of his Alabama connections here.

Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn

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