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Charles County, Maryland

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.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 3:30pm

Governor Hogan ordered the MD Flag be lowered half-staff at sunrise, May 4 and returned to full-staff at sunset for Fallen Heroes Day. This day honors Fallen Heroes who have lost their lives in service to our state during the last year.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:19am

President Trump ordered US flag half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment, April 21, in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:22pm

On behalf of Commissioner President Peter Murphy, the County Flag will be flown at half-staff effective sunrise through sunset on Saturday, March 31, to honor Ruth Louise "Weeze" Abell in her service to Charles County. She served with distinction as the Ladies Auxiliary president for more than 20 years for the 10th District Volunteer Fire Department.

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:09pm

Commissioner President Murphy ordered county flag half-staff effective sunrise to sunset on March 27 in honor of Ida Jones, a longtime EMS member and Treasurer of the Ironsides Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 3:19pm

On behalf of Commissioner President Peter Murphy, he has ordered the County Flag be flown at half-staff effective sunrise Saturday, March 10, 2018, through sunset on Saturday, March 10, 2018, to honor Susan Lofland Grote in her service to Charles County. She was a lifetime member and previous Chief of the Charles County Rescue Squad.

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