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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.

If you would like to receive these announcements via e-mail, register for the "Breaking News" category in CNS (Citizen Notification Service). After you register, you will be sent e-mail notifications of any change in flag status.

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.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:33am

As a mark of respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, by the authority vested in the President of the United States, President Donald Trump ordered that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff effective IMMEDIATELY until sunset, Monday, February 19, 2018. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:49am

This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff effective at sunrise, Saturday, January 27, 2018 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Saturday, January 27, 2018. This action is in honor of former Maryland Congresswoman Marjorie Holt, who passed away on January 7, 2018.

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