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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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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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June 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Orders Flags to Half Staff June 20th in Honor of Fallen Maryland Soldier

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States and Maryland flags to be lowered to half staff on Tuesday, June 20 in honor of Army Sergeant Eric Houck, who died on June 10 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan while serving in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. According to a press release and an Army Times article, Houck was […]

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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 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Governor Orders Flags to Half Staff May 10th in Honor of Fallen Edgewood Soldier

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States and Maryland flags to be lowered to half staff on Wednesday, May 10 in honor of Army Staff Sergeant Mark De Alencar, who died on April 8 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan while serving in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. According to a press release, De Alencar was a […]

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September 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Flags Ordered to Half Staff (PHOTO)

President Barack Obama has ordered the American flag to half staff until sunset on Sept. 30, in respect of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who passed away this week. As matter of protocol, the Maryland flag has been lowered to half staff as well because no flag may be flown higher than the flag of the […]

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February 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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President Obama Orders Flags to be Raised to Full Staff on Feb. 20

President Barack Obama has ordered the United States Flag to be raised to full staff  effective Saturday, Feb. 20 at sunset. This is in honor of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 13th. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland Flag will be raised to full staff as well. […]

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February 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered to Half Staff in Honor of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

President Barack Obama has ordered the United States Flag to be lowered to half staff effective today, Feb. 14, and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of internment. This is in honor of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 13th. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland […]

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July 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Flags Ordered to Half Staff

President Barack Obama has ordered the United States flag to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset from now until July 25th in honor of the five fallen Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee. You can read the President’s proclamation here. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has also ordered the Maryland State flag to be flown […]

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