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For Maine Only
Following the release last night of the details regarding the public service for Maine firefighter Captain Joel Barnes of Berwick, Governor Janet Mills today directed that the United States and State of Maine flags be flown at half-staff statewide immediately until sunset on Sunday, March 10th, 2019, the day of the funeral services.
"Captain Barnes' life and service to his community exemplified the very best of humanity: unfaltering courage, selflessness, and love for his fellow man," said Governor Mills. "The collective heart of our state mourns the loss of a hero. Captain Barnes' legacy will guide and inspire us for generations to come. As we gaze upon our flags at half-staff over these next several days, let us remember Captain Barnes, pay tribute to his legacy, and pray for his family, fellow first responders and his community."
A public service will be held for Captain Barnes on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.
**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.
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