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Why is the flag at Salem City Hall at half-staff?

The American flag at Salem City Hall was last at half-staff in honor of Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., USN (Ret), Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor - Korean War., native of Fall River, Massachusetts and former resident of Concord, Massachusetts; Ensign Evan Mark Scollard, USN, resident of Lynnfield, Massachusett; and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 50th anniversary of his death.  Captain Hudner passed away on November 13, 2017 and was laid to rest in Arlington National Ceremony on April 4, 2018. Ensign Scollard passed away on March 24, 2018 in San Diego, CA.