Half-Staff Alert for August 19, 2016
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 tomorrow Friday August 19, 2016 from sunrise until sunset. In honor of Corporal Ronald Morh Sparks, an American Prisoner of War killed while in captivity at POW Camp 1, Changsong, Democratic People's Republic of North Korea on 26 May 1951. His remains have been identified and are returning home to be laid to rest.

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

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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