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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, December 7, 2015 - 8:41am

President Barack Obama and Governor Larry Hogan have ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday, December 7, 2015 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This action is in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor. This action is taken under the Protocol for the United States and Maryland State Flag. Any questions on the above should be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State. 

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 2:26pm

As a mark of respect for victims of gun violence on Dec. 2, President Barack Obama ordered the United States flag be lowered to half-staff until December 7, 2015. Any questions should be directed to the Office of Secretary of State.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 9:01am

This is to advise you that President Barack Obama has ordered the United States Flag be lowered to half-staff effective IMMEDIATELY, from November 15, 2015 thru November 19, 2015. The flag may be raised to full staff at sunset on November 19, 2015. 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. This action honors the victims of the attack in Paris, France. This action is taken under the Presidential Proclamation. Any questions on the above should be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State. 

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 7:55am

This is to advise you that President Barack Obama has ordered the United States Flag be lowered to half-staff effective IMMEDIATELY, from November 15, 2015 thru November 19, 2015 at which the flag may be raised to full staff at sunset. This is honoring the victims of the attack in Paris, France. This action is taken under the Presidential Proclamation. Any questions on the above should be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 4:14pm

Commissioner President Peter Murphy has issued an order for all Charles County flags to fly at half-mast in memory of those who lost their lives in Friday’s terrorist acts in Paris. All of Charles County stands with the citizens of France.

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