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Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Sutherland Springs Shooting

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 until sunset on November 9, 2017 in honor of the victims of the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

"My heart breaks for the victims of yesterday's shooting Sutherland Springs," said Raimondo. "Andy and I send our thoughts and prayers to victims, but we also pray that leaders in Washington find the courage to make changes that will prevent the next tragedy."

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


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