Lowering of the Flag
Lowering of the 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.
On behalf of Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy, he has ordered the county flag be flown at half-staff effective Thursday November 15, 2018 sunrise through sunset, to honor Charles Wright “Charlie” Wills’ service to Charles County. During his 64 consecutive years of service, Charlie devoted himself to the Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad and the State of Maryland. He worked on many committees and was elected to several prestigious positions within the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services, Charles County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association and the Maryland State Firemen’s Association
President Donald Trump ordered the US flag flown at half-staff effectively immediately until sunset on Nov. 10, as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California on Nov. 7.
Governor Hogan ordered MD flag lowered half-staff effective at sunrise, Nov. 10 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Nov. 10. This is in honor of Joseph Davies Tydings, a former United States Senator from Maryland, who passed away on Oct. 8.
On behalf of Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy, he has ordered the county flag be flown at half-staff effective sunrise through sunset on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, to honor C. Daniel Carpenter III’s service to Charles County. He served with distinction for 46 years in numerous volunteer firefighter positions to include Fire Chief and at the State of Maryland level.
On behalf of Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy, he has ordered the County Flag be flown at half-staff effective sunrise Thursday November 1 through sunset on Friday November 2, 2018, to honor Gary Echols’ service to Charles County. He served with distinction for fifty nine years as a volunteer firefighter and past Fire Chief with the LaPlata Volunteer Fire Department.