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10/18/2021
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag are at Half-Staff
President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff effective immediately and returned to full staff at sunset, Friday, October 22, 2021. This is to pay respect to General Colin Powell and his life of service to our Nation. General Colin Powell passed away on October 18, 2021. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
10/15/2021
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff at midnight tonight and returned to full-staff at midnight, Saturday night (fly at half-staff for the full 24 hours of October 16, 2021) for the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. This is to pay respect to law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty and their families. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
10/1/2021
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag Will be at Half-Staff
Per Public Law 107-51 (passed by the 107th United States Congress), the United States Flag is to be flown at half-staff each year in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This year, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will occur on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Therefore, the United States Flag shall be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Sunday October 3, 2021.
9/27/2021
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag Will be at Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from sunrise to sunset. This is the date of interment of Maryland Army National Guard Spc. Joseph DePasquale, who died on July 18, 2021.
9/16/2021
Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag is at Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset tonight, Thursday, September 16, 2021 for COVID-19 Day of Remembrance. This action is in memory of 10,000 Marylanders who have lost their lives from COVID-19.
9/10/2021
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff at midnight tonight and returned to full-staff at midnight, Saturday night (fly at half-staff for the full 24 hours of September 11, 2021) for Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. This is to honor and pay our respects to the individuals who 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.
8/30/2021
Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be Lowered to Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff at sunrise, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 for International Overdose Awareness Day. This day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death in the continuing fight against the opioid epidemic in Maryland.
8/26/2021
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag are at Half-Staff
As a mark of respect for the U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack on August 26, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Monday, August 30, 2021. 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.
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