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.
President Trump has ordered the US Flag to be flown half-staff until sunset, Oct. 6, as a mark of respect for victims of Oct. 1 violence in Las Vegas.
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, August 16, 2017 from sunrise to sunset. This is in memory of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant William J. Kundrat, of Frederick, Maryland, who died on July 10, 2017, when a military aircraft crashed in Northern Mississippi.
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, August 9, 2017 from sunrise to sunset. This is in memory of Navy Petty Officer First Class Xavier Alec Martin, of Halethorpe, Maryland, who died on June 18, 2017, while serving aboard the USS Fitzgerald.
Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy has ordered the Charles County Flag flown at half-staff effective sunrise through sunset on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in honor of former Chief Jack W. Saunders. Chief Saunders was a life member of the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, Inc. He held the office of chief from 2000-2002. During his tenure, he served as Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Officer, Rescue Technician, Incident Commander, Incident Safety Officer, Emergency Vehicle Operation, among countless others.