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August 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Flags Fly at Half-Staff for Victims of El Paso and Dayton Shootings

Flags have been lowered to half-staff as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas on August 3, and in Dayton, Ohio on August 4 that left dozens dead and many more wounded. President Donald Trump ordered the United States Flag to half-staff in a proclamation Sunday […]

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June 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Flag Presentation to Kyle Olinger’s Family

Kyle Olinger’s widow and mother were presented with American flags at a “Celebration of Life” memorial in Olney on Wednesday. Olinger, a former Montgomery County Police officer, died in April from wounds he sustained after he was shot in the line of duty in 2003. Here’s a look at the flag presentation for Olinger’s mother. […]

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June 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

Flags Fly at Half-Staff for Victims of Virginia Beach Shootings

Flags have been lowered to half-staff as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the city’s municipal center on May 31. President Donald Trump ordered the United States Flag to half-staff in a proclamation Saturday morning. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered […]

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December 1, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Flags Lowered to Half Staff to Honor George H.W. Bush

Governor Larry Hogan ordered Maryland’s flags to be lowered to half staff, to honor the passing of President George H.W. Bush. “I have directed American and Maryland flags be flown at half-staff immediately through December 30th to mark President George H.W. Bush’s passing,” said Hogan. President Donald Trump also ordered the United States Flag to half […]

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February 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Flags to Half-staff Following School Shooting Tragedy in Florida

President Donald Trump has ordered the American Flag to helf-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the shooting on Feb. 14 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. According to the President’s proclamation, flags should fly at half staff from now until sunset on Monday, Feb. 19. As a […]

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October 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

President Trump Orders Flags to Half-Staff following Las Vegas Tragedy

President Donald Trump has ordered the American flag to half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the shooting on Oct. 1, in Las Vegas. According to the President’s proclamation, flags should fly at half-staff from now until sunset, Friday, Oct. 6. As a matter of protocol the Maryland flag is lowered to […]

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