Today it is in honor of Marine Corporal Christopher Arzola. I found this information at a web site named Half Staff. You can sign up for EMail notifications. The site noted that:
Massachusetts Acting Governor Timothy P. Murray 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 Monday, February 27, 2012 in honor of Marine Corporal Christopher Arzola of Westfield, Massachusetts who died on February 14, 2012.As an aside, I get why Mr Murray is the "Acting Governor". We are expecting the real governor, Deval Patrick, to return to the corner office.
So what about when the governor resigns or dies in office? The governor is still just acting; not being a real governor? The former governor is coming back from the dead, before the Final Resurrection? Don't give me the Constitution line. I have read the Constitution and that is not how I read it. No, it is the small sick minds of the Editorial Staff at The Boston Globe, and their running dogs, who never liked or respected Ms Jane Swift. Thank you Ms Jane Swift, for being our Governor.
Regards — Cliff