Half-Staff Alert - Immediately until Interment
For Massachusetts Only

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings effective immediately, today February 22, 2018, until the day of interment, in honor of Massachusetts State Representative Peter Kocot (1st Hampshire District of Northampton, MA), who passed away on February 22, 2018. Additional details surrounding the date of interment will be provided once received by the Governor’s Office.

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



**When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.


FlagsExpress.com will provide you with an E-mail notification when your American or state flag should be flown at half-staff in accordance to Presidential proclamations.








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