Flags in Lexington

American FlagHalf-Staff Flag Notices

  • July 19, 2022 - Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 (tomorrow), the day of interment, in honor of United States Marine Corps Sergeant Matthew P. Partyka, of Hingham, MA, who passed away on July 3, 2022.
  • July 13, 2022 - Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Friday, July 15, 2022, the day of interment, in honor of United States Marine Corps Sergeant Samuel Michael Demers, of New Bedford, MA, who passed away on June 20, 2022.
  • July 8, 2022 - Please be advised that as a sign of respect for the memory of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, and in accordance with a Presidential proclamation, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately, and continuing until sunset on Sunday, July 10, 2022. This half-staff order shall be observed concurrent with the existing half-staff observance on behalf of the victims of the senseless acts of gun violence in Highland Park, Illinois, with the half-staff order extended to include Sunday, July 10, 2022. Additionally, as previously ordered in Massachusetts, the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag should remain at half-staff through Monday, July 11, 2022, in honor of Massachusetts Army National Guard Colonel Brett Patrick Conaway, of Natick, MA.
  • July 5, 2022 - Please be advised that as a sign of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of gun violence perpetrated on Independence Day, July 4, 2022, in Highland Park, Illinois, and in accordance with a Presidential proclamation, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately, and continuing until sunset on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
  • June 29, 2022 - Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Saturday, July 2, 2022, the day of interment, in honor of Somerville Police Officer and Massachusetts Army National Guard (MANG) Master Sergeant Randy Renaud Isaacs, of Somerville, MA, who passed away on June 19, 2022 while on duty.
  • May 31, 2022Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Friday, June 3, 2022, the day of interment, in honor of Massachusetts Army National Guard Sergeant First Class William “Bill” Burdick, of Fall River, MA, who passed away on May 20, 2022.
  • May 26, 2022Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that on Monday, May 30th, 2022, in honor of Memorial Day, the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until noon and be displayed at full staff from noon until sunset.
  • May 24, 2022 - Please be advised that as a sign of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated today, May 24, 2022, at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and in accordance with a Presidential proclamation, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately, and continuing until sunset on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

  • May 13, 2022 - Please be advised in accordance with a Presidential Proclamation and as a mark of respect and remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19, Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag, be flown at half-staff beginning immediately and return to full staff at sunset on Monday, May 16, 2022.

  • May 11, 2022  - Please be advised that in accordance with United States Public law 103-322, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker 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 Sunday, May 15th, 2022 in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

  • April 7, 2022 - Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, April 9, 2022, the date of interment, in honor of SSG Charles McMackin, United States Army Air Forces,  World War II Army Air Forces, 68th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 8th Air Force, (KIA 08-01-1943) formerly of Revere, Massachusetts.  Remains of SSG McMackin, who was killed when the aircraft on which he was serving as a bombardier crashed as a result of enemy anti-aircraft fire during Operation TIDAL WAVE at Ploiesti, north of Bucharest, Romania, will be laid to rest at the Holyhood Cemetery, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts on this day.

  • April 1, 2022 - Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings beginning at sunrise on Saturday, April 2, 2022 through sunset on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, the day of interment, in honor of Captain Ross A. Reynolds, USMC, formerly of Leominster, Massachusetts, who passed away north of Bodo, Norway during a NATO training exercise on Friday, March 18, 2022.
  • March 31, 2022 - Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Friday, April 1, 2022 (tomorrow), the day of interment, in honor of United States Navy Petty Officer Francis D. Joseph, formerly of Springfield, Massachusetts, who passed away on March 8, 2022 in Panama City, Florida.
  • March 23, 2022 - Please be advised that in honor of the life and legacy of former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and in accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately until sunset on Sunday, March 27, 2022. 
  • March 4, 2022 - Please be advised that the date of interment for Massachusetts State Police Trooper Tamar Bucci has been set for Wednesday, March 9, 2022.  As such Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flags at all state buildings should remain at half-staff until sunset, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, and return to full-staff following that time.
  • February 18, 2022 - Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, the day of interment, in honor of United States Army Specialist Huguens Pierre, of Worcester, Massachusetts, who passed away on February 5, 2022.
  • February 10, 2022 - Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, Friday, February 11, 2022, the day of interment, in honor of the life and legacy of Former Massachusetts State Senator Bill Owens who passed away on January 22, 2022.
  • January 12, 2022 - Please be advised that in honor of the life and legacy of United States Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, and in accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, January 13, 2022 (tomorrow) the day of interment.

The Select Board also maintains a flag status list. They have the authority to lower the flag on the Battle Green.