Lupinacci Orders Flags To Half-Staff To Honor Senator John McCain’s Life Of Service
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci directed that flags on all Town of Huntington buildings be flown at half-staff on Monday, August 27, 2018, to honor U.S. Senator John McCain, who passed away Saturday, August 25th, 2018.
“There are few leaders who have sacrificed as much for our country as Senator John McCain. John McCain spent his life as a public servant, faithfully serving his country with honor both in uniform and in public office,” said Supervisor Lupinacci. “His resolve, while imprisoned for five years in a North Vietnamese POW camp, demonstrated a character we should all strive to live up to and never forget. Senator McCain was a true American hero.”
John McCain entered the Naval Academy in June of 1954. He served in the United States Navy until 1981. McCain was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and elected to the United States Senate in 1986, serving as a U.S. Senator, most recently as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, until his death. Senator John McCain passed away from glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
Flag flying at half-staff on Veterans Plaza at Huntington Town Hall Monday, August 27, 2018.