Governor Nathan Deal has issued U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the life of Senator John McCain.
The Arizona Republican passed away Saturday after a battle with brain cancer.
Gov. Deal tweeted the following after news of his death:
I had the honor of serving in Congress with Sen. John McCain, where I witnessed firsthand his character and enduring patriotism. This American hero will be missed, but his lifetime of public service will long be remembered. Sandra and I send our deepest condolences to his family.
According to Deal’s order, flags will be lowered until sunset on the day of McCain’s internment.
This comes after President Trump issued a proclamation to move the flag on the White House back to half-staff and give Sen. McCain him his full honors.