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Posted on: July 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Why are the Flags at half mast?

Flag on the Common at half mast

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 (tomorrow), the day of interment, in honor of United States Marine Corps Sergeant Matthew P. Partyka, of Hingham, MA, who passed away on July 3, 2022.

 Sergeant Matthew P. Partyka, United States Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, NC will be laid to rest at the St. Paul's Cemetery, Hingham, MA on this date.

 This gubernatorial order applies to:

 1.  The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls

 2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

 3.  All state military installations

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