Why Are Flags at Half Staff Today?
You Ask...Patch Answers addresses why flags are required to be at half-staff today, May 15.
This was provided by the office of Governor Deval Patrick.
Please be advised that in accordance with President Barack Obama’s proclamation, Governor Deval L. Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week.
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