Why Are Flags Lowered Today? July 17, 2019

In honor of Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens...

From the office of Governor Charlie Baker:

Please be advised that in accordance with the Presidential proclamation issued as a mark of respect for the memory of retired Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Paul Stevens, who passed away on July 16, 2019, and as ordered by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately until sunset on the day of interment.

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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