PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of Senator John McCain. Flags should return to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment, Sunday, September 2.
"John McCain was a war hero, dedicated patriot and true fighter until the very end," said Governor Raimondo. "He wore our nation's uniform with honor as a Navy pilot and represented Arizona in Congress for nearly four decades. His death is a loss for our nation, but especially for his loved ones. Andy and I are keeping the entire McCain family in our thoughts and prayers."
Raimondo also asks Rhode Islanders to lower their flags to half-staff during this time as a mark of respect.