In accordance with President Barack Obama’s proclamation, Governor Deval L. Patrick has ordered the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings effective immediately until sunset on Friday, September 20, 2013 as a mark of respect for the victims of the violence perpetrated at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013.
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