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Posted on: August 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Why are the Flags at Half-Staff?

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Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey 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, August 26, 2023, the day of interment, in honor of Massachusetts National Guard 182nd Medical Company Sergeant First Class Diclecio A. Dosanjos of Brockton, MA, who passed away while on active duty on August 9, 2023.

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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