Why Are Flags Lowered Today? May 14, 2019

In honor of Sergeant First Class John A. McCarthy, US Army National Guard

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 Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the day of interment, in honor of Sergeant First Class John A. McCarthy, U.S. Army National Guard, Rhode Island, of Norwood, Massachusetts, who died on May 5, 2019.

 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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