Question: Why Are Flags being flow at half-staff today?
Answer: Governor Patrick has ordered the American and Commonwealth Flags lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from sunrise to sunset in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week.
From the Governor:
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