Half-Staff: January 5, 2015
Please be advised that Governor Deval L. Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered immediately to half-staff at all state buildings until sunset on the date of interment in honor of former United States Senator Edward W. Brooke who died on January 3, 2015.
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
Information About Flag Protocol
Half-Staff Notification for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The decision to fly flags at half-staff ultimately rests with the Governor, but is normally made and carried out by the Superintendent.
The Bureau of the State House notifies other state-managed facilities in Massachusetts of this decision. This notification is distributed by way of e-mail.
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