Governor Ralph Northam issued an order Monday that all state flags be flown at half staff in honor of the late Senator John McCain. The Governor tweeted the following:

“Today we mourn the loss of a true American hero. Senator John McCain made service to his country the cornerstone of his life and he will rightfully be etched in history as a maverick. Pam and I send our prayers and condolences to the McCain family.”

The order will remain in effect through Sunday September 2.