Why flags are at half staff: April 15, 2015 (Updated)

by beth on April 15, 2015

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It turns out that flags are flying at half staff in Southborough for more than one reason today.

Governor Charles Baker ordered the lowering of flags across the state today in honor of:

the individuals who lost their lives and were injured during the Boston Marathon Bombings of April 15, 2013.

Meanwhile, as I posted earlier, flags across the nation are at half staff to honor President Abraham Lincoln on the anniversary of his death. You can read more on that below.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

President Abraham Lincoln believed that we are, at heart, one Nation and one people. At a time when America was torn apart and our very future was in doubt, he knew our country was more than a collection of States, and that we shared a bond that would not break. One hundred fifty years after President Lincoln’s death, Americans join together across the Union he saved to honor his memory and celebrate the freedom for which he gave his last full measure of devotion. (read more)

Updated (4/15/15 3:03 pm)

(photo from Susan Fitzgerald)

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