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.
As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, President Donald J. Trump has ordered that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff effective IMMEDIATELY until sunset, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 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.
President Donald J. Trump ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
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.
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.
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.