Raimondo Directs Rhode Island Flag to Fly at Half-Staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered the Rhode Island flag to
be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in honor of former
Senate President Pro Tempore William A. Walaska. The flag will be lowered beginning
Thursday, April 6 and return to full staff at sunrise on Monday, April 10.
«As a legislator for more than two decades, Bill advocated tirelessly for people
in Warwick and throughout Rhode Island,» Raimondo said. «We will always remember
Bill’s decency and his love and commitment to serving our state and nation.»
Raimondo also asks Rhode Islanders to lower their flags as a mark of respect.