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May 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United State Flag to be flown at half-staff on May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. Also, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff. Every year, by a 1962 resolution, the president has the authorization to request May 15 as “Peace […]

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April 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Flags Lowered to Honor Montgomery County Police Officer

Governor Larry Hogan ordered the United States and Maryland state flags to be lowered at half-staff Monday, to honor a Montgomery County police officer who died April 18. Officer Kyle Olinger, 53, was shot during a traffic stop in 2003, according to The Washington Post. The Post says he was in his second year serving […]

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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

U.S. Flags to Fly at Half Staff for Victims of Annapolis Capital Shootings

In accordance with President Donald Trump’s proclamation, U.S. flags will be flown at half staff until sunset to honor the five victims of the June 28 shooting at the Annapolis Capital offices. Gov. Larry Hogan had previously ordered the Maryland state flag to be flown at half staff. The President’s proclamation begins: “Our Nation shares […]

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Flags to Fly at Half Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

In accordance with President Donald Trump’s proclamation, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States Flag and the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff Tuesday from sunrise to sunset in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This action is taken under the Protocol for the United States and Maryland State Flag. The […]

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April 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered to Half Staff In Honor of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Flags have been lowered to half staff as a mark of respect for the memory of Barbara Bush who passed away Tuesday. President Donald Trump ordered the United States Flag to half staff in a proclamation Tuesday evening. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher […]

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June 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from June 16-22

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May 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Flags at Half Staff Until Noon on Memorial Day

President Donald Trump has declared a Memorial Day as a “day of prayer for permanent peace.” According to the President’s proclamation, flags on Memorial Day should be lowered to half staff until noon. You can find more information, here.

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, May 26, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, May 26, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Commencements: Two schools hold graduation ceremonies today: Paint Branch High School, Burtonsville, will hold its graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. at the school. Stephen Knolls School, Silver Spring, will hold its graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, also […]

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May 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Flags to Fly at Half Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

In accordance with President Donald Trump’s proclamation, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States Flag and the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff today from sunrise to sunset in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This action is taken under the Protocol for the United States and Maryland State Flag.

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May 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville Flags Give a Splash of Color to City’s Diversity (VIDEO)

To celebrate the city’s multicultural heritage, the city of Rockville has placed about 150 flags around the downtown, alongside U.S. flags, on light poles. The idea that grew out of a town hall meeting on Feb. 9. A city news release said residents suggested the flag display as a means to demonstrate the Rockville’s commitment┬áto […]

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