Snyder orders flags lowered for McCain for 5 days

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered that U.S. and Michigan flags be lowered to half-staff for five days in honor of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Snyder on Monday said the flags will be lowered on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex from Wednesday, when McCain will lie in state in Arizona, through Sunday, when he will be laid to rest in Maryland.

Snyder said in a statement that the former prisoner of war and Republican presidential nominee “made an incredible, positive impact on our country and on all who call it home.” He says he hopes “we will come together as a nation and honor his legacy.”

Amid criticism, the White House on Monday again flew its flag at half-staff after raising it.

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