Why Are Flags Lowered Today? May 27, 2019

In honor of Hospital Corpsman Meaghan Burns, USN and Memorial Day

From the Office of Governor Charlie Baker:

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that on Monday, May 27th, 2019 the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until noon and be displayed at full staff from noon until sunset in honor of Memorial Day.

Additionally, on this same day, 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 noon, in honor of Hospital Corpsman Meaghan Burns, US Navy, of South Deerfield, MA who died on May 4, 2019 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

These recognitions will be observed concurrently.

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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