Why are flags lowered today? March 4, 2017

Honoring two fallen service members
Flags lowered in honor of two fallen service members

Half-Staff Notification:

Be advised Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered the United States & Commonwealth flags lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in honor of United States Armed Service Members:

MK3 Kristina Lee Cooley,U.S. Coast Guard , of Feeding Hills, MA, who passed away on February 15, 2017.

and

PFC Brian P. Odiorne, U.S. Army, of Ware, MA, who passed away on February 20, 2017 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.


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