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Flags to be lowered to half staff

As a mark of respect for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, President Obama has directed that flags be flown at half-staff effective immediately and ending at sunset April 20, 2013.

Per Federal Code P.L. 94-344 and Presidential Order, the U.S flag, Vermont State flag, POW flags, and any other flags will be lowered at the Vermont State House, all Federal and State Facilities around the state and public buildings and grounds around the state.
Flags will remain at half staff from Tuesday April 16 through sunset, April, 20, 2013.

Rule: When the U.S. flag is lowered, the Vermont flag, the POW flag, and any other flag must also be lowered, because the U.S. flag must always fly above or equal to any other flags that are flown.