Why Are Flags Lowered Today? November 15, 2019

Update on honors for Lt. Jason Menard of Worcester Fire Dept.

From the office of Governor Charlie Baker:

Update:  Please be advised that the date of interment for Firefighter Lieutenant Jason Menard of the Worcester Fire Department, who died in the line of duty on 11-13-2019, has been set for Monday, November 18, 2019.

As such, Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flags at all state buildings should remain at half-staff until sunset, Monday, November 18, 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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