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Posted on: May 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Why are the Flags at half mast?

Flag on the Common at half mast

Please be advised in accordance with a Presidential Proclamation and as a mark of respect and remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19, Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag, be flown at half-staff beginning immediately and return to full staff at sunset on Monday, May 16, 2022.

This order shall be implemented concurrently with the previous Commonwealth of Massachusetts half-staff order in honor of 2022 National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

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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