Governor Kasich orders flags at half-staff to honor John McCain

In this Aug. 25, 2009 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., holds a healthcare town hall meeting in Sun City, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Governor John Kasich has ordered all public flags to be flown at half-staff to honor John McCain.

McCain died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81.

McCain is expected to be remembered at ceremonies in Arizona and Washington. McCain is to be buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery on a peninsula overlooking the Severn River in Annapolis, Maryland.

Governor Kasich's full order reads as follows:

Kasich’s order reads: “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.”

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