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Posted on: February 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Why are the Flags at half mast?

Flag on the Common at half mast

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise to sunset, Friday, February 11, 2022, the day of interment, in honor of the life and legacy of Former Massachusetts State Senator Bill Owens who passed away on January 22, 2022.

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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