Half-Staff Alert - Immediately through March 25, 2020
For Rhode Island Only

Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Rhode Island First Lady Virginia Chafee. Flags will remain lowered until sunset on Wednesday, March 25, the day of interment.

"Virginia Chafee was a dedicated wife, mother and friend," said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. "She was a proud environmentalist and champion of Rhode Island's open spaces. Andy and I are keeping her loved ones, particularly her children and grandchildren, in our prayers during this difficult time."

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

**When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the Half-Staff or Half-Mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

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