Why Flags are Lowered Today - January 11, 2019

In honor of Sergeant First Class Eric Emond

From the Office of Governor Charlie Baker:

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Friday, January 11, 2019, the day of interment, in honor of Sergeant First Class Eric Emond, a native of Fall River, Massachusetts, who was killed in Afghanistan on November 27, 2018.  SFC Emond will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

 
These gubernatorial orders apply 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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