Lowering the flag: A look at who was honored in Rhode Island

Jim Hughes | WPRI-TV

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Associated Press has found that on nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, public officials, police, first responders, prominent citizens and victims of mass killings and disasters. The AP analyzed information requested from all 50 states and the federal government.

Instances of Rhode Island ordering the flag flown at half-staff last year on at least some government property:

July 26-27: Chattanooga military installation shooting victims

Aug. 11-17: Army Master Sgt. Peter McKenna Jr.: The 17-year Army veteran was killed in Kabul during an attack on a NATO facility.

Sept. 12-14: Sept. 11, 2001, attack victims

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