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June 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know About Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated in the U.S. on June 14. Here are some things to know about Flag Day. 1. What is the significance of June 14? June 14, 1777 is the day the Second Continental Congress passed the resolution to establish the American flag. 2. When was Flag Day officially established? President Woodrow Wilson […]

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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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January 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Invokes His Father: ‘Not even the President of the United States is above the law’

During his gubernatorial inauguration speech in Annapolis, Gov. Larry Hogan paid homage to his late father. “He showed us true meaning of honor, integrity, and meaning,” Hogan said of his father, who died in April 2017. Hogan’s father, Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., served as U.S. Congressman, representing District 5 in Maryland. Like his son, Hogan […]

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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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