Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Sen. John McCain

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 1:30pm

BISMARCK, N.D. (Aug. 27, 2018) – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed the United States and North Dakota flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Sen. John McCain, who passed away Saturday at his home in Arizona. He was 81.

Flags are to be flown at half-staff at all public buildings, grounds and facilities in North Dakota from now until sunset Sunday, Sept. 2. Individuals, schools and businesses also are encouraged to lower flags to half-staff.

“Throughout his decades of public service, John McCain always put his country’s best interests before his own, even in the most difficult circumstances. His courage, honor and devotion to his family and our most cherished principles serve as an inspiration for all Americans, and we owe him our deepest gratitude,” Burgum said. “Kathryn and I extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Cindy, and the entire McCain family.”