Flags at the White House returned to full-staff on Monday as the country continues to mourn Senator John McCain. In my neck of the woods this has sparked a heated debate. I wanted to know what you thought. Was it too fast or was the length of time appropriate.
President Trump ordered the flags to fly at half-staff on Saturday evening, but by Monday they were back at full-staff.
The American flag flying above the White House was at full staff early Monday morning even as the nation continued honoring the life and legacy of Sen. John McCain. The Arizona Republican.
Flag back at full staff atop WH. Pres Trump did not issue proclamation on the death of @SenJohnMcCain, which usually calls for flags to remain at half-staff through the day of interment, which is Sunday at the @NavalAcademy. pic.twitter.com/NGasNPT0VB— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 27, 2018
Flags at the US Capitol and other Washington DC federal landmarks remained at half-staff.
Some said the White House was simply following proper procedure because US Flag Code states that flags be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress". However, others pointed out it is traditional to keep flags lowered to honour lawmakers and major public figures until their funerals.