Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance and Service

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo has requested that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until Monday, September 14 in honor of the lives lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

«In memory of the countless lives lost on September 11, 2001 and every day since then in the name of democracy and freedom, let’s recommit ourselves to making our country, our community and our families stronger and more peaceful,» said Raimondo.

Raimondo will join the Rhode Island State Police and other dignitaries to mark the 14th Anniversary of September 11th at 8:30 a.m.. The commemoration will be held in the Bell Area of the Rhode Island State House.

Raimondo also asks Rhode Islanders to lower their flags as a mark of respect.