Governor Pat McCrory ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise on Friday, March 13 until sunset on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Flags are to be lowered in honor of the eleven servicemen involved in a deadly helicopter crash, seven of which were US Marines based at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune.
"This tragedy is a somber reminder of the daily risks and dangers the men and women of our military assume in the defense of our freedom," Governor McCrory said. "Ann and I will be praying for the families of the fallen and the men and women of Camp Lejeune and the Louisiana National Guard."
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