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Flag status and half-staff notifications for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
4/18/2019
  • Bureau of the State House

Media Contact for Flag Status

Ayanna Clark, State House Events Coordinator

MASSACHUSETTS — Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in honor of Sergeant Rachel R. McKay, United States Army, of Marblehead, Massachusetts, who died on April 8, 2019 at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

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.

 

Please note: This page is not updated daily. It is updated to display the half-staff notification and updated again when flags are returned to full staff.

Information About Flag Protocol

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

Media Contact for Flag Status

Bureau of the State House 

The Bureau of the State House works with the Executive Office, the Massachusetts Legislature, state agencies, and the Massachusetts Historical Commission in preserving, maintaining and restoring the Massachusetts state capitol.
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