Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags Lowered

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on September 30, 2016 to honor the memory of former President and Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres.

«Throughout his long career in public service, Peres worked to secure peace when conflict felt all-too-inevitable and inspired people’s hopes, rather than their fears,» Raimondo said. «Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the people of Israel.»

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