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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.

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:39am

This is to advise you that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag flown at half-staff on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from sunrise to sunset. This is in memory of Army Sergeant Eric M. Houck, of Edgewood, Maryland, who died on June 10, 2017 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 2:24pm

On behalf of Commissioner President Peter Murphy, he has ordered the County Flag be flown at half-staff effective sunrise through sunset on Sunday, June 11, 2017 to honor Debi Higdon.  She served as a Paramedic and EMT for the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and as a member of the Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad along with the Charles County Mobile Intensive Care Unit.

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:28am

President Donald J. Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017 from sunrise until NOON. This is in honor and recognition of all of our fallen service members. 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.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:55pm

In honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, President Donald J. Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff effective immediately, Monday, May 15, 2017 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Monday, May 15, 2017.  As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag and Charles County flag are lowered to half-staff as well; no flag may be higher than the United States flag.

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:30am

This is to advise you that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag flown at half-staff on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from sunrise to sunset.  This is in memory of Army Staff Sergeant Mark R. De Alencar, of Edgewood, Maryland, who died on April 8, 2017 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

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