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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 to […]

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April 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered to Half Staff Today In Honor of John Glenn

Flags have been lowered to half staff as a mark of respect for the memory of astronaut John Glenn on the day of his interment. President Donald Trump ordered the United States Flag to half staff in a proclamation on Wednesday. Find out more about the President’s proclamation, here. The Washington Post reports that Glenn […]

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December 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 12, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Dec. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Competency Hearing: Catherine Hoggle, the mother of missing Sarah (6) and Jacob Hoggle (4), is scheduled to appear in a Rockville courtroom today for a status hearing. 2. New President: Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is holding his first news briefing today. […]

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December 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

Flags at Half Staff on Wednesday for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

The United States Flag and the Maryland State Flag have been ordered to half staff from sunrise to sunset on Dec. 7 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This action is in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.  

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September 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

photo of Public Service HQ 9/11 Flags Half Staff

Flags to Fly at Half Staff on Sept. 11 (PHOTO)

President Barack Obama has ordered the United States flag to be flown at half-staff sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Sept. 11 in honor of Patriot Day. This action is in honor of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. As a matter of […]

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July 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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President Obama Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Baton Rouge Police Officers

President Barack Obama has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from now until sunset on July 22nd. The president’s action is in honor of the victims of the attacks on police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag has been lowered to half-staff as well as no […]

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June 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

photo of Public Service HQ 9/11 Flags Half Staff

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Orders Flags to Fly at Half Staff

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered flags to fly at half staff, from now thru sunset on June 16, in honor of the victims lost in the Orlando, Florida tragedy on June 12. Governor Hogan also released a statement: “The First Lady and I are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence this morning at a […]

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March 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 23, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, March 23, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students before they start their Spring Break. 2. Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard are hosting the last of […]

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