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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, March 7, 2016 - 12:46pm

This is to advise you that President Barack Obama has ordered the United States Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately, March 7th, 2016 and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of internment. This is in honor of Nancy Reagan, wife of former President Ronald Reagan, who passed away on March 6th, 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.

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 1:25pm

This is to advise you that President Barack Obama has ordered the United States Flag be lowered to half-staff effective IMMEDIATELY, February 14, 2016 and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of internment. This is in honor of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, who died on February 13, 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.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 9:42am

This is to advise you that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff effective at sunrise, February 11, 2016. This is in honor of Two Harford County Sheriff's Deputies who died in the line of duty on February 10, 2016. 

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