Half-Staff Alert - June 23-25, 2020
For Maine Only

Governor Janet Mills directed that the United States and State of Maine flags be flown at half-staff tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23th through Thursday, June 25th statewide in honor of former Speaker of the House and former Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development John Richardson. A funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020.

"From his tireless work in the Legislature to his leadership at the Department of Economic and Community Development and far beyond, John epitomized the heart and soul of public service," said Governor Mills. For the next three days, we will lower the flags of the nation and state he loved in honor of his memory and his many contributions as we give thanks for the tremendous legacy he leaves behind.

**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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