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Posted on: August 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Why are the Flags at half mast?

Flag on the Common at half mast

Please be advised that as a sign of respect for the memory of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, of Indiana, who died tragically, and in accordance with 4 USC 7(m), the United States flag code, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately and continuing until midnight, August 4, 2022.

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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