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.
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.
As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States, President Barack Obama hereby orders that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff effective IMMEDIATELY until sunset, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. 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.
Pursuant to President Barrack Obama's Presidential Proclamation, Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag flown at half-staff from sunrise to NOON on Monday, May 30, 2016. This is in honor of Memorial Day, in memory of the brave Americans who have sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom and security of our Nation.
On behalf of the full Board of County Commissioners, Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy, has ordered the County Flag be flown at half-staff on May 23, 2016 until sunset. This is in honor of Bernard Winchester III, a Charles County Government employee who died on May 14, 2016.
In accordance with President Obama's proclamation, Governor Larry J. Hogan has ordered the United States Flag and the Maryland State Flag be flown at half-staff on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from sunrise to sunset in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. 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.