Charles County, Maryland

Lowering of the Flag

Lowering of the Flag

Lowering Flag

Charles County citizens like to know whenever the County Commissioners, the Governor of Maryland, or the President of the United States declares that flags are to be flown at half-staff. This page contains announcements regarding lowering of the flags.

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Unless otherwise noted in an individual announcement below, questions regarding the lowering of flags should be directed to the Maryland Office of the Secretary of State.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 2:16pm

Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq. has ordered Charles County flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 in honor of past Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Paul Purcell, who served Charles County residents with distinction for more than 14 years.

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 3:46pm

President Trump ordered US flag lowered half-staff effective immediately until sunset Feb. 9, as a mark of respect for former Representative John David Dingell, Jr., of Michigan.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:48am

Commissioner Vice President Bobby Rucci has ordered the County Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (not yet known). This action is in honor of Corporal Patrick “PJ” Mann, who died Thursday, January 24, 2019 while off duty. Corporal Mann honorably served the Charles County Sheriff’s Office since 2005 and was currently the St. Charles High School resource officer. 

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