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September 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Flags Lowered to Half-Staff to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Gov. Larry Hogan ordered Maryland’s flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “The United States and Maryland flags have been lowered to half-staff to honor the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Hogan tweeted Saturday. President Donald Trump also ordered the […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Introduces Resolution Urging Maryland Lawmakers To Replace State Song

Amid a time of fighting for racial equity and social justice, the Montgomery County Council has introduced a resolution urging Maryland State Lawmakers to remove “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song and refrain from playing it during all official Montgomery County sponsored events for the time being. Council introduces resolution to urge Maryland lawmakers […]

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May 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Lightning Wear Apparel in Kensington Shifts from Jerseys to Masks

Lightning Wear Apparel in Kensington has been producing Maryland, USA, and Montgomery County flag masks that have become a “must have” fashion item during the coronavirus crisis. County Cable Montgomery’s Susan Kenedy spoke to Dan Walsh, the owner of Lightning Wear, about how his business has gone from producing athletic apparel to thousands of masks […]

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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 30, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Hogan Orders Maryland Flag Lowered to Honor Fallen Heroes and Healthcare Workers

Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland flag to be lowered to honor more than 1,000 Maryland residents that have died due to the coronavirus, Hogan announced today. The flags were lowered to half staff at noon today and will stay lowered until sunset on Sunday, May 3. The lowering of the flag throughout the […]

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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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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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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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