Half-Staff Alert
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Half-Staff Alert - Saturday, June 22, 2019
For Massachusetts Only

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 Saturday, June 22, 2019, the day of interment, in honor of Sergeant George R. Schipani, United States Army, who died on March 31, 1951 at Prisoner of War Camp 5, Pyoktong, North Korea.

Sergeant Schipani will be laid to rest in Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Somerville, Massachusetts.



**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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