Please be advised: In accordance with President Barack Obama’s proclamation, Governor Deval L. Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week.
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 State House notifies other state-managed facilities in Massachusetts of this decision. This notification is distributed by way of e-mail.
If you would like to be added to this list, please e-mail Half-Staff Notification.
Following are some useful links for information about United States Flag Protocol.
From The General Laws of Massachusetts
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