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Posted on: November 27, 2023

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

Flag on the Common at half mast

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey has ordered that the United States of America Flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately, November 22, 2023, until sunset on the day of interment, in honor of the life and legacy of former Massachusetts State Senator and State Representative Susan Tucker, who passed away November 20, 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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