PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff on Monday, September 11 in honor of the lives lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
"Today we honor the thousands of innocent victims who lost their lives on September 11, and pay tribute to the heroism of the first responders," said Raimondo. "Let us also reflect on the ways in which our nation came together after unimaginable tragedy and showed the world the power of the indomitable American spirit."
Raimondo will join the Rhode Island State Police and other dignitaries to mark the 16th Anniversary of September 11th at 8:30 a.m. The commemoration will be held at the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters in North Scituate.
Raimondo also asks Rhode Islanders to lower their flags as a mark of respect.