Why is the flag in Danvers Square at half-staff?

The Town may lower the flag in Danvers Square in memory of the passing of a veteran.  To request the flag to be lowered please contact Peter Mirandi, Director of Veterans’ Affairs.

Why is the flag at Town Hall at half-staff?

The Town lowers the Town Hall flag upon a state or federal order to honor the life, service and contributions of a deceased person or persons.

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The US & the Commonwealth flag will be lowered at half-staff on Wednesday, August 2nd at Danvers Town Hall from sunrise to sunset.  This is the day of interment for Navy Yeoman 3rd Class Edmund T. Ryan, a Massachusetts native combat veteran who served on the USS Oklahoma; killed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; and whose remains have been identified and to be laid to rest on Wednesday. 

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