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.
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.
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.
Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland flag lowered half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (not yet known) in honor of Senator Wayne Norman.
As a mark of respect for the memory of Reverend Billy Graham, President Donald Trump ordered the United States flag shall be flown at half-staff on the day of his interment, Friday, March 2. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
On behalf of Commissioner President Peter Murphy, he has ordered the County Flag be flown at half-staff effective sunrise Wednesday, February 28, 2018, through sunset on Thursday, March 1, 2018, to honor William L. Wedding, Sr. He served Charles County and was a lifetime member of the Ironsides Volunteer Rescue Squad, Emergency Volunteer Technician and the Charles County Mobile Intensive Care Unit.