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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.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 1:48pm

This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (date unknown).  This action is in honor of Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander B. Cohen, who died in the line of duty on December 8, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:51pm
This is to advise you that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (date unknown). This action is in honor of Det. Sean Suiter of the Baltimore City Police Department, who died in the line of duty on November 16, 2017.
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 9:08am

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence perpetrated on November 5, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas, President Donald J. Trump has ordered that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff effective IMMEDIATELY until sunset, Thursday, November 9, 2017. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff as well, no flag may be higher than the United States flag.

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 8:12am

Governor Hogan ordered the US Flag and MD Flag flown at half-staff on Oct. 10, from sunrise to sunset, in memory of U.S. Navy Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy T. Eckels, Jr., of Manchester, Maryland, who died on Aug. 21, 2017, while serving aboard the USS John McCain.

Charles County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 8:27am

In honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, President Donald J. Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Sunday, October 8, 2017. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff as well, no flag may be higher than the United States flag.

Charles County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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