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September 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

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Flags Fly at Half-Staff on Patriot Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States flag and Maryland State flag flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from sunrise to sunset. This is in honor of Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance, in respect and memory of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist […]

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June 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know About Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated in the U.S. on June 14. Here are some things to know about Flag Day. 1. What is the significance of June 14? June 14, 1777 is the day the Second Continental Congress passed the resolution to establish the American flag. 2. When was Flag Day officially established? President Woodrow Wilson […]

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October 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

President Trump Orders U.S. Flag to Half Staff on Oct. 27 to Honor Pittsburgh Victims

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff from Saturday, Oct. 27 to sunset on Oct. 31 in solemn respect for the victims of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff […]

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October 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

President Trump Orders U.S. Flag to Half Staff on Oct. 7 in Honor of Fallen Firefighters

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset on Oct. 7 in honor of the National Firefighters Memorial Service. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff as well because no flag may fly higher than the United States […]

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August 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Governor Orders Maryland Flag to Half Staff Sunday in Honor of Retired Judge

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the State flag to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, Aug. 5 in honor of former Maryland Court of Appeals Judge John Eldridge, who died on July 27. The flag is to be returned to full staff at sunset. According to the Maryland Archives, Eldridge served as a Judge […]

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March 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Governor Orders Maryland Flag to Half Staff Sunday in Honor of Maryland State Senator Wayne Norman

Update: The flag is to be returned to full staff at sunset on Friday, March 9. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the State flag to be flown at half-staff in honor of state Senator Wayne Norman, who died Sunday, March 4. The flag is to be returned to full staff at sunset on the […]

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February 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rev. Billy Graham Lies in Honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda, President Trump Orders Flag to Half Staff Friday

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset on March 2 in honor of Rev. Billy Graham, who died Feb. 21. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff as well because no flag may fly higher than the […]

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January 25, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Governor Orders Maryland Flag to Half Staff on Saturday in Honor of Former Congresswoman

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the State flag to be flown at half-staff on Saturday, Jan. 27 in honor of former Congresswoman Marjorie Holt, who died on Jan. 7. The flag is to be returned to full staff at sunset. Hogan also released the following statement: “It is with great sadness that the First […]

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November 6, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Flag Will Be Lowered to Half Staff After President’s Order

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff from now to sunset on Nov. 9 to pay respect to the victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff as well because no flag may fly higher […]

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October 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

President Trump Orders U.S. Flag to Half Staff on Oct. 8th in Honor of Fallen Firefighters

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset on Oct. 8 in honor of the National Firefighters Memorial Service. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff as well because no flag may fly higher than the United States […]

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