As a mark of respect for the memory of late Senator John McCain, President Donald J. Trump on August 25 issued a Proclamation directing all flags to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on the day of interment.
Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida. The flags shall be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on the day of interment.
“My wife, Ann, and I are deeply saddened to hear the news about Senator John McCain. Senator McCain was a true American hero. As a Navy man myself, I’ve always had immense respect for Senator McCain. A lot of folks talk tough, but he was the real deal, stated Florida Governor Rick Scott yesterday, adding, “From one Navy family to another, we extend our sincerest gratitude for his strength and perseverance. John will always be a beacon of hope and perseverance for America. He was a true fighter and fought every day for this country. We will miss him dearly but take comfort in knowing his legacy will live on forever.”