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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, October 2, 2017 - 1:13pm

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. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 1:51pm
President Donald J. Trump has ordered the United States flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Monday, September 11, 2017 in honor of Patriot Day. This commemorates the individuals that lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag and Charles County flag will be lowered to half-staff as well; no flag may be higher than the United States flag.
 
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:30am

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.

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:22am

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.

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 1:34pm

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. 

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