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September 11, 2020 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered to Half-Staff Friday for Patriot Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States flag flown at half-staff on Friday, September 11, 2020 from sunrise to sunset. The Maryland flag is lowered to half-staf as no flag may fly higher than the United States flag. This is in honor of Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance, in […]

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May 14, 2020 | Michelle Queen

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

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. Also on Friday, the White House will be lit in blue. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher […]

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April 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Flags Lowered for Ride On Bus Fleet Manager Who Died of COVID-19

Montgomery County flags have been lowered to half staff to honor Michael Miller, a Montgomery County Department of Transportation employee who died Wednesday evening from the coronavirus. He is the first county employee who has died of COVID-19. Miller, who was 60 years old, helped manage the MCDOT Transit Services Division’s Ride On bus fleet […]

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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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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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March 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Hogan Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Harry Hughes

Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland state flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (not yet known). This action is in honor of former Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes, who died on March 13. Gov. Hughes served as the 57th Governor of Maryland, from 1979 until 1987.

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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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