Flags flying on City of Fayetteville properties were lowered to half-staff Tuesday in honor of the late U. S. Senator John McCain of Arizona. They will remain at half-staff until Sunday, Sept. 2, which is when the body of Senator McCain will be laid to rest.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal on Monday signed an executive order for flags on state buildings and grounds to also be flown at half-staff for this period of time.
Senator McCain, who served in the U. S. House of Representatives and U. S. Senate for a combined 35 years, was also distinguished by his 23 years in the U. S. Navy, during which he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for five and a half years. He died of cancer on Saturday.
Download the Governor’s executive order below.