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Posted on: November 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Why are the Flags at half mast?

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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 Monday, November 14, 2022, the day of interment, in honor of United States Army Sergeant First Class Jeremy Bushey, of Dalton, MA, who passed away on October 30, 2022.

Sergeant First Class Bushey, US Army , Fort Bliss, Battery C, 3d Battalion, 43d ADA Regiment, Fort Bliss, TX, will be laid to rest at the Spring Grove Cemetery, Northampton, MA on this date.

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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