Why Are Flags Lowered Today? 09/11/18

In honor of lives lost on September 11, 2001

From the Office of Governor Charlie Baker

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars that followed.  The United States flag and the Commonwealth flag shall be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset.

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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