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Lowering flags to honor U.S. Marines killed and wounded on March 18

Lowering of U.S. and N.C. flags from sunrise through sunset on April 23rd to honor the U.S. Marines who were killed and wounded on March 18, 2013  

Flag-at-half-staff-300x195Governor Pat McCrory ordered United States and North Carolina flags to be lowered from sunrise to sunset on April 23rdon state facilities in honor of the seven U.S. Marines who were killed, and those wounded, as part of a training exercise on March 18, 2013, at Nevada’s Hawthorne Army Depot.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the seven Marines based out of Camp Lejeune who tragically lost their lives last month.  I will attend a memorial service at Camp Lejeune tomorrow morning to recognize their dedication and sacrifice in protecting our freedom,” said Governor McCrory.

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