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.

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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.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:22pm
Governor Hogan ordered the Maryland Flag to be lowered half-staff effective immediately, in honor of Officer Kyle Olinger, of the Montgomery County Police Department, who died on April 18, 2019 as a result of injuries sustained while in the line of duty 15 years ago.
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 7:17am

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 (not yet known). This action is in honor of Delegate Michael E. Busch, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, who died Sunday, April 7, 2019. Speaker Busch represented Legislative District 30.


Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:57am

This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (not yet known).  This action is in honor of former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes, who died on March 13, 2019.  Governor Hughes served as the 57th Governor of Maryland, from 1979 until 1987. 

As a matter of protocol, the Charles County will be flown at half staff as well.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 2:16pm

Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq. has ordered Charles County flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 in honor of past Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Paul Purcell, who served Charles County residents with distinction for more than 14 years.

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 3:46pm

President Trump ordered US flag lowered half-staff effective immediately until sunset Feb. 9, as a mark of respect for former Representative John David Dingell, Jr., of Michigan.


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