Charles County, Maryland

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.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:14am

This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan ordered the 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 Sgt. Eddison Hermond of the Maryland National Guard, who died during his heroic rescue effort during the devastating flood in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:04pm

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States Flag be flown at half-staff from sunrise until NOON on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018.   This is in honor and memory of the brave patriots who laid down their lives defending peace and freedom while in military service to our great Nation.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:36pm

Governor Hogan ordered US Flag be lowered half-staff effective immediately and returned full-staff on the day of interment (date unknown) in honor of Police Officer First Class Caprio of the Baltimore County Police Department, who died in the line of duty on May 21, 2018.

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:14am

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.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 8:29am

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.


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