Commissioners remember John McCain

Seneca County commissioners remember John McCain

County flags at half-staff this week to respect the veteran and politician

The US, Ohio and Prisoner of War flags fly at half-staff in front of the Seneca County Justice Center to honor former U.S. Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday.

[Tiffin, OH Aug. 28, 2018] – President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Monday directing all public facilities to fly their flags at half-staff to honor the late John McCain. The Seneca County commissioners remembered the war hero, veteran and public servant Tuesday.

Commissioner Holly Stacy thanked McCain for his service.

“On this occasion of remembrance of John McCain, a war hero and fighting politician, God bless all he represented,” she said.

Commissioner Mike Kerschner also remarked on McCain’s life of public service.

“John McCain was a true American hero,” he said, “He defined the phrase ‘service above self.’”

Commissioner Shayne Thomas agreed with his fellow commissioners.

“We thank John McCain for his service,” he said. “He will be remembered as a great American statesman.”

Kerschner also mentioned McCain during the board’s pre-meeting prayer.

“We ask that you watch over the family of John McCain, a true hero,” he said.

All American flags in the county will be at half-staff until Sunday. McCain was a Vietnam War veteran who was a prisoner of war during the conflict. McCain had a 35-year political career that took him to Congress. He also was the Republican nominee for president in 2008. McCain died after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81.