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 Friday, September 2, 2011, in honor of First Lieutenant Timothy J. Steele of Duxbury, Massachusetts who died in Afghanistan on August 23, 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