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Posted on: October 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Why are the Flags at half mast?

Flag on the Common at half mast

Please be advised that in accordance with the U. S. Flag Code and a Presidential proclamation issued in honor of the life and legacy of former Secretary of State General Colin Powell, who passed away, and as ordered by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately until sunset on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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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