Published: Mon, August 27, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

White House flag flies at full-staff as nation honors John McCain

White House flag flies at full-staff as nation honors John McCain

Barring an official White House proclamation ordering flags nationwide to be flown at half-staff in McCain's honor, the top Senate Republican and Democrat on Monday requested that the Defense Department "provide necessary support so that USA flags on all government buildings remain at half-mast through sunset on the day of Senator McCain's interment", Schumer's communications director said.

Karen Travers tweeted "Flags at the White House were lowered to half staff this weekend for the passing of John McCain but this morning they are back to full staff".

The White House flag could then be seen for some time flying at full-staff while the banners surrounding the Washington Monument were at half-staff until eventually raised as well.

The White House didn't immediately respond to questions Monday.

- CJ (@CJintheKeys) August 27, 2018This morning I woke up to find out the White House flag is at full staff.

Flags will remain lowered until sunset on the day of internment.

A member of Congress is supposed to get the flags lowered on the day of his or her death, as well as the day after. But presidents have the power to issue proclamations extending that period.

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He's since won five Champions Leagues and five Ballon d'Or awards, as well as the Euro 2016 crown with Portugal. Cuadrado is now donning the number 16 jersey at Juventus.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is sure to be asked about the American flag placement at today's White House briefing.

Back in 1967, his Navy aircraft was shot down during a bombing mission and he was captured as a prisoner of war.

Upon notice of McCain's death, Trump tweeted, "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain".

Earlier this month, when he signed a multi-billion dollar defence bill named after McCain, Mr Trump did not say his name. McCain lost said election to former President Barrack Obama.

McCain died on Saturday of brain the age of 81. Vice President Mike Pence has also been invited to the funeral.

More than 30 people have been honored by lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda, and only two individuals have lied in the Arizona State Capitol Museum Rotunda: Arizona State Senator Marilyn Jarrett in 2006 and Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, a Tucson resident, in 1980, according to McCain's office.

McCain's interment is scheduled for Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

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