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 respect for United States Senator John Sidney McCain III, President Donald J. Trump ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset, on the day of interment, Sunday, September 2, 2018. Per Governor Hogan’s previous order, the Maryland Flag will continue to be flown at half-staff until sunset, on the day of interment, as well. As a matter of protocol, no flag may be higher than the United States flag.
Governor Hogan ordered MD State Flag lowered to half-staff effective sunrise to sunset, Aug 5, in honor of Former Maryland Court of Appeals Judge John C. Eldridge, who passed away on July 27, 2018.
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, Saturday, July 14, 2018. This action is in honor of Lieutenant Milton Roach of Spring Grove Hospital Center Police Department, who died in the line of duty on Wednesday, July 4, 2018
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence perpetrated on June 28, 2018, in Annapolis, against employees of the Capital Gazette, Governor Larry Hogan ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on Monday, July 2, 2018.