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Posted on: June 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Why are the Flags at Half-Staff?

Flag on the Common at half mast

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey has ordered that the United States of America Flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately today, June 15, 2023, until sunset on June 20th, in honor of the life and legacy of former Representative David Bartley, who passed away on June 13, 2023.

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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