AUGUSTA — Maine’s flags are at half-staff to honor Boston firefighters who died in the line of duty on March 26.
Gov. Paul LePage issued the order to lower the state flags on all public buildings and grounds on Thursday.
Two firefighters, Lt. Edward Walsh Jr., 43, and Michael Kennedy, 33, died while fighting a wind-stoked fire when they became trapped in the burning brownstone in the Back Bay area.
Walsh was buried in suburban Watertown on Wednesday after being honored by firefighters from as far as Washington state. He was married with three children under the age of 10. He was buried alongside his father, also a firefighter.
Thousands of firefighters who came from around the country for the services will take part in ceremonies honoring Kennedy, a former Marine, who will be laid to rest Thursday. His funeral is scheduled at the Holy Name Church in the West Roxbury neighborhood where he grew up.