GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY TO ATTEND MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR RICHARD BEN CRAMER
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GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY TO ATTEND
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR RICHARD BEN
Orders State House flag to be flown at half mast
ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 20, 2013) – Today at 2 p.m., Governor and Judge O’Malley will attend a memorial service for Richard Ben Cramer. In his honor, the Governor has ordered the State House flag to be flown at half mast. Cramer passed away on January 7th, and the Governor issued the following statement:
“I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Richard Ben Cramer of Chestertown, Maryland -- a great American, great Marylander, and a dear friend.
“Richard's work as a gifted writer and deeply principled journalist made our Republic a better place; made us a stronger, more compassionate, and more understanding people.
“We have lost one of the best political journalists of our times. We have also lost a great patriot, and one of the kindest souls God ever created.”