Governor Deval Patrick has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff on Dec. 7 from sunrise to sunset in in honor of those who died at Pearl Harbor in 1941.
President Barack Obama has ordered that all flags be lowered to half-staff immediately until Monday, Dec. 9 to honor the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
The orders applies to...
- the main administration buildings of the state and municipalities (i.e. - the state house, town halls, etc.)
- Other state or town-owned or controlled buildings
- All military installations in the state.