Why Are Flags Lowered Today? September 3, 2019

In honor of Master Sergeant Luis S. DeLeon-Figueroa

From the office of Governor Charlie Baker:

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, the day of interment, in honor of Master Sergeant Luis S. DeLeon-Figueroa, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, who was Killed In A​ction in Faryab Province, Afghanistan on August 21, 2019.  Master Sergeant DeLeon-Figueroa​ will be laid to rest at the State Veterans Cemetery in Agawam, Massachusetts.

This 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.

Thank you

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