Flying Maryland's Flag at Half Staff
Date & Commemoration
Maryland citizens like to know whenever the Governor has declared that flags—both U.S. and State, are to be flown at half-staff. Our flag alert system will automatically notify you via email of any change in flag status.
In response to inquiries we have received, the Office of the Secretary of State would like to explain the recent implementation of Public Law 110-41. This federal law authorizes the Governor of a State to order that the U.S. flag be flown at half staff in the event of the death of a member of the Armed Forces from that State who dies while serving on active duty. To further honor the sacrifice of this individual, the Governor has ordered both the United States Flag and the Maryland State Flag flown at half staff.
State Flag Protocol