- Associated Press - Monday, September 1, 2014

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) - A state agency has corrected how it hoisted the American flag after an East Lyme resident complained.

The Day of New London reports (https://bit.ly/1oxVJfW ) that Joseph Mingo contacted the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection last week after he noticed the American flag was lower than Connecticut’s banner.

Mingo said he called an official at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton and confirmed that the flags did not follow protocol.

The agency told Mingo it flew the American flag on a diagonal pole, a place of honor because the Old Lyme office is a maritime facility with a maritime-style flagpole.

A protocol officer at the sub base told state officials the state flag should be flown from the lower position.

Staff at the environmental agency moved the state flag with no other flag being flown.


Information from: The Day, https://www.theday.com

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