Kasich orders flags to be lowered

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FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, following a ceremony where President Barack Obama honored the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, answers questions from reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington. In the weeks before President-elect Donald Trump’s Jan. 20, 2017, inauguration, Kasich […]

Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered flags to be flown at half-mast in honor of Senator John McCain’s death yesterday evening.

“I have ordered all public flags in Ohio to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the life of @senJohnMcCain” he announced on Twitter. Later Kasich posted, “I will miss my old friend.”

In a formal statement, the Governor announced: “In honor of the life and service of U.S. Senator John McCain, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio, effective immediately through the day of interment.”

Kasich issued the following statement on Saturday: “Karen and I join the nation, and so many around the world, in mourning the death of Senator John McCain, an iconic American hero, patriot and statesman without compare. 

“Few have served their country so well or so long.  Having been privileged to call John a friend over many years, I will miss his straight talk and unfailing good humor, his steadfast resolve and absolute devotion to public service.  I will miss my old friend.”

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