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.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:49am

President Donald J. Trump ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:58am

Charles County flag lowered in memory of George H. Stewart, Jr., Assistant Park Manager from the Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism until sunset May 9, 2019. Mr. Stewart served as a civil servant to the residents of Charles County for 25 years.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 4:05pm

This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff at sunrise, Friday, May 3, 2019 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Friday, May 3, 2019 for Fallen Heroes Day. This day honors Fallen Heroes who have lost their lives in service to our State during the last year.

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.



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