Flags ordered at half-staff in memory of Rep. Walter B. Jones

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., holds up a copy of the Constitution while talking to reporters as House Republicans emerge from a closed-door meeting on how to deal with the impasse over the Homeland Security budget, at the Capitol in Washington. Jones, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken Republican critic of the war, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, his 76th birthday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered on Monday to half-staff in tribute to Representative Walter Jones.

Rep. Jones served eastern North Carolina's 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 20 years. He will be laid to rest on Thursday.

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"I am grateful for the life and service of my longtime friend Congressman Walter Jones Jr. He was a public servant who was true to his convictions and who will be missed," Gov. Cooper said in a statement on Sunday.

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