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12/7/2019
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag Are at Half-Staff
President Donald J. Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on December 7, 2019 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This action commemorates those Americans who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
10/25/2019
Raising of the Maryland Flag
The Maryland State Flag shall be raised to full staff at sunset, today, Friday, October 25, 2019, the day of interment for United States Congressman Elijah Cummings. Congressman Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019.
10/17/2019
Lowering of the United States Flag and Maryland Flag
This to advise that Governor Larry Hogan ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset, tomorrow, Friday, October 18, 2019. Title 4 of the United States Code states that the United States Flag shall be flown at half-staff on the day of death and the following day for a member of Congress.
Furthermore, Governor Larry Hogan ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on the day of interment (not yet known).
These actions are in honor of United States Congressman Elijah Cummings who was a fierce advocate for civil rights and for Maryland for more than three decades. Congressman Cummings leaves behind an incredible legacy of fighting for Baltimore City and working to improve people’s lives. He was a passionate and dedicated public servant whose countless contributions made our state and our country better. Congressman Cummings passed away on this morning, Thursday, October 17, 2019.
10/6/2019
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag Are at Half-Staff
In honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, President Donald J. Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Sunday, October 6, 2019. 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.
9/11/2019
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag Are at Half-Staff
President Donald J. Trump ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in honor of Patriot Day. This is in honor of the individuals that lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
8/4/2019
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag Are at Half-Staff
President Donald J. Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019. This is done as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible acts of violence perpetrated on August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas and August 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may be higher than the United States flag.
7/23/2019
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag Are at Half-Staff
As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of John Paul Stevens, retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, President Donald J. Trump ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on the day of his interment, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Paul Stevens passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may be higher than the United States flag.
6/29/2019
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag Are at Full-Staff
The United States Flag and Maryland State Flag shall be raised to full staff at sunset, Saturday, June 29, 2019, the day of interment for Firefighter Michael Powers of the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, who died in the line of duty on June 25, 2019.
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