RI Flags at Half Staff for Warwick Marine Andrew Clermont Tuesday
PROVIDENCE, RI – Gov. Dan McKee directed U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in memory of active-duty Marine Gunnery Sergeant Andrew Clermont of Warwick, who died in a vehicle crash while stationed at Camp LeJune, Jacksonville, NC, Sept. 20.
The flags remained at half-staff Tuesday, when he was received at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, and will remain until sunset on the day of interment.
“GySgt. Clermont represented the very best of Rhode Island and America. He dedicated himself to preserving our ideals of freedom, liberty, and independence and was the true definition of a patriot,” Governor McKee said. “All Rhode Islanders remain unwavering in our commitment to his loved ones, and we are thinking of them today and every day.”
The Governor asked Rhode Islanders to also lower their flags as a sign of respect.
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