Why Are Flags Lowered Today? 10/28/18

In honor of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

From the office of Governor Charlie Baker:

Please be advised that as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated yesterday at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in accordance with a Presidential proclamation, Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately until sunset, Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

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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