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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.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 9:57am

As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 27. President Donald J. Trump has ordered that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff effective IMMEDIATELY until sunset, Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:31pm

On behalf of Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy, he has ordered the County Flag be flown at half-staff effective sunrise through sunset on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, to honor Christopher Hughes’ service to Charles County. He served with distinction for over forty years as a volunteer firefighter with the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 1:00pm

In honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, President Donald J. Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Sunday, October 7, 2018. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff.  No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:28am

President Donald J. Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in honor of Patriot Day. This is in honor of 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 is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 7:39am

This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (date unknown).  This action is in honor of Assistant Fire Chief Daniel “Danny” Lister of the Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company, who died in the line of duty on September 1, 2018.

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