Governor Mead issues flag at half staff across Wyoming in honor of John McCain

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has ordered the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag to be flown at half-staff today in honor of Senator John McCain.

McCain passed away Saturday, August 25. He was an Arizona Senator since 1987, and was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in 2008, which he lost to Barack Obama.

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McCain had been battling brain cancer for over a year.

The following is a release from Mead’s office to media members:

Governor Matthew H. Mead, pursuant to President Donald Trump’s Proclamation issued today, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide for Senator John McCain immediately until sunset on the day of his interment. “I join the many people across the United States and throughout the world in mourning the loss of Senator John McCain,” said Governor Matt Mead. “He demonstrated unparalleled loyalty to our country. He was a dedicated public servant. He was an American hero. We will miss him.”

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