Welcome to You Ask... Patch Answers where we answer readers questions. We recently received questions about why the flags were at half staff yesterday. Here's your answer.
Flags were at half staff yesterday because Governor Deval Patrick ordered American and Commonwealth Flags lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week.
According to Patrick, the order applies to town and city halls, other state-owned or state-controlled buildings and all state military installations.