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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.

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 2:56pm

Governor Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff, in honor of Fallen Heroes who have lost their lives in service to our State during the last year, effective immediately until sunset. 

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:08am

As a mark of respect for the memory of Frank Ward, on the day of his interment, May 6, 2017, by the authority of Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy, the Charles County flag shall be flown at half-staff from sunrise through sunset.

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 2:48pm

This is to advise you that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff effective at sunrise, Saturday, April 29, 2017 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Saturday, April 29, 2017. This is in honor of former Maryland Congressman Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., who passed away on April 20, 2017. As a matter of protocol, the Charles County Flag is lowered to half-staff during this period, as well. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 6:01pm

This is to advise you that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, on the Day of Interment (To Be Determined). This is in honor of Montgomery County Firefighter/Rescuer Charles "Rick" Gentilcore, who died in the line of duty on April 7, 2017. This action is taken under the Protocol for the Maryland State Flag. Any questions on the above should be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:56am

As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, on the day of his interment, April 6, 2017, by the authority vested in the President of the United States, President Donald J. Trump hereby orders that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff. 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.

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