Oct 20, 2019
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Fresno State will fly flags at half staff to honor late Sen. John McCain

Fresno State said in a news release Tuesday that the university will lower flags to honor the late Sen. John McCain, who died of brain cancer on Saturday.

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation that ordered the flags be lowered. National and state flags will be lowered at Fresno State until sunset on Sept. 2, the day of funeral services. McCain was 81 years old when he died. He was a two-time presidential candidate, six-term senator and Vietnam War hero.

The university said in the news release that McCain will lie in state at the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday, in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday and on Saturday, his body will be taken to the National Cathedral.

McCain’s widow, Cindy, will place a wreath at a stop at the Vietnam War Memorial.

McCain will be buried at the U.S. Naval Academy in a private ceremony on Sunday.

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