State and local officials have gathered to remember two Rhode Island soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
Gov. Gina Raimondo and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse were among the officials who gathered outside the State House in Providence in the Garden of Heroes to remember 1st Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna and Staff Sgt. Timothy Raymond McGill.
Their names were carved into the memorial Saturday. More than two dozen other names are also etched into the memorial, which honors those killed defending the U.S. since 9/11.
McKenna was a Bristol native with the U.S. Army Special Forces when he died during an attack in Kabul last summer.
McGill was a Ramsey, New Jersey, native who served with the Rhode Island National Guard. He was killed in Gardez, Paktia Province, three years ago.