Governor Patrick has ordered the American and Commonwealth Flags lowered to half-staff on July 28, 2011 from sunrise to sunset
From the Governor:
Please be advised that Governor 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 Thursday, July 28, 2011, in honor of Staff Sergeant Alan L. Snyder of Blackstone, Massachusetts who died in Afghanistan on June 18, 2011.
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