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Posted on: October 2, 2023

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

Flag on the Common at half mast

Please be advised that as a mark of respect and for the memory of Senator Dianne Feinstein, and in accordance with Presidential Proclamation, Governor Maura T. Healey has ordered the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately, until sunset on the day of interment.

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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