Half-Staff Alert
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Half-Staff Alert - April 2-5, 2020
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 immediately until sunset on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at all state buildings and facilities, and hereby authorizes the same at all municipal and town properties and private institutions, as a mark of solemn respect and in honor of the United States armed forces military veterans and residents of the Massachusetts Soldiers’ Home - Holyoke who died this past week in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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.


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