Why Are Flags Lowered Today? 08/27/18

In honor of US Senator John McCain
By Presidential proclamation and by Gubernatorial order, flags are to be lowered until further notice in honor of Senator John McCain

From the Office of Governor Charlie Baker...

Please be advised that as a mark of solemn respect for, and in honor of, United States Senator John McCain who passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 and in accordance with a Presidential proclamation, Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately until further notice.

​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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