Why Are Flags Lowered Today? June 22, 2019

In honor of Sergeant George R. Schipani, USA

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 Saturday, June 22, 2019, the day of interment, in honor of Sergeant George R. Schipani, United States Army, who died on March 31, 1951 at Prisoner of War Camp 5, Pyoktong, North Korea. 

Sergeant Schipani will be laid to rest in Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Somerville, Massachusetts.

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