Please be advised that as a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, and in accordance with a proclamation by the President of the United States, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately until sunset, on Friday September 30, 2016.

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 email.

If you would like to be added to this list, please send a blank email to subscribe-bsb-halfstaffnotification@listserv.state.ma.us. Requests for multiple addresses to be added can be sent to the State House Events Coordinator at sh.events@state.ma.us