American Legion Calls On Trump To Issue Proclamation And Lower Flags For McCain

on October 13, 2014 in Covington, Louisiana.
COVINGTON, LA - OCTOBER 13: U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (L) greets supporters during a Veterans rally for U.S. Sen candidate and U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) at the American Legion Post on October 13, 2014 in C... COVINGTON, LA - OCTOBER 13: U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (L) greets supporters during a Veterans rally for U.S. Sen candidate and U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) at the American Legion Post on October 13, 2014 in Covington, Louisiana. Cassidy is running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA). (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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The national commander of the American Legion, one of the largest and most prominent veterans’ organizations in the U.S., issued a statement Monday calling on President Donald Trump to adhere to “long-established protocol” and issue a proclamation praising the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and bringing the flags to half staff until his burial.

┬áTrump adhered to the U.S. flag code but broke with recent precedent when he lowered flags for McCain only on Saturday and Sunday and declined to sign a proclamation honoring the late senator’s life.

President Barack Obama, by comparison, sent out proclamations and lowered flags for Sens. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Daniel Inouye (D-HI) for days until their burials.

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