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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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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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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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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 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered to Half Staff in Honor of John Glenn

Flags have been lowered to half staff in honor of John Glenn, who died on Dec. 8th. .@POTUS: As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I direct the flag be flown at half-staff at US embassieshttps://t.co/7IE5XDLWco — Department of State (@StateDept) December 9, 2016 Breaking News: John Glenn has died at […]

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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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November 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Senator-Elect Chris Van Hollen to Chair DSSC for 2018 Cycle

Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen has agreed to serve as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) for the 2018 cycle, according to a news release. “Chris Van Hollen was our first choice for DSCC chairman because of his talents, his work ethic, and his experience,” said Senator Charles Schumer. “He has the confidence of […]

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November 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

RMHS Students Demonstrate in Downtown Rockville (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Richard Montgomery High School students took to the streets in downtown Rockville on Nov. 16 to demonstrate for freedom of speech. County Cable Montgomery talked to some of those students in this report, below:

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Actor Gary Sinise Attends a Homecoming for Wounded Veteran in Chevy Chase on Veterans Day (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, who is the founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, helped welcome home U.S. Army Captain Luis Avila and his family to their new, specially adapted smart home in Chevy Chase on Veterans Day. The house is located near Walter Reed National Medical Center where Avila is undergoing extensive treatment for […]

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November 16, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Local Pastor Uses His Personal Experience to Help Others (VIDEO)

Ola Olarinde is the pastor at Mercy Seat Chapel. This holiday season, members from his church are giving more than 300 turkeys to those in need which is more 100 more than last year. Olarinde is originally from Nigeria and in this video talks about his experience immigrating from Nigeria to the U.S. and how […]

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