Flags at Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor, Nelson Mandela

The half-staff notice ends on Dec. 9.

By Andrew Sylvia

Over the next few days, U.S. and Commonwealth flags will be at half-staff in Westford to memorialize two events.

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 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. 


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something