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Flag Status Alert: Larry E. Haines

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff

This is to advise that Governor Wes Moore ordered the Maryland Flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Saturday, February 24, 2024.  This is for former State Senator Larry E. Haines, who passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2024.  Former State Senator Haines represented Legislative District 5. You can read about Sen. Haines’ accomplishments here.

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Flag Status Alert: Civil Rights Heroes Day

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff

This is to advise that Governor Wes Moore ordered the Maryland Flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Tuesday, February 20, 2024, for Civil Rights Heroes Day. This day recognizes the courage, sacrifice, and relentless efforts of civil rights and abolition leaders throughout history and reaffirms our commitment to be a land of opportunity, hope, and justice for every citizen.

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Flag Status Alert: former State Delegate Rudolph C. Cane

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag is at Half-Staff

This is to advise that Governor Wes Moore ordered the Maryland Flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Saturday, February 3, 2024.  This is for former State Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, who passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2024.  Former State Delegate Cane represented Legislative District 37A.

At sunset on Saturday, February 3, 2024, the Maryland flag will continue to fly at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment for Navy Special Warfare Operator First Class Christopher J. Chambers.

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Flag Status Alert: Navy Special Warfare Operator First Class Christopher J. Chambers

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag is at Half-Staff

This is to advise that Governor Wes Moore ordered the Maryland Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately. A separate notification will be sent regarding the raising of the Maryland Flag. This action is for Navy Special Warfare Operator First Class Christopher J. Chambers.  Navy Special Warfare Operator First Class Christopher Chambers was a Maryland native that died in the line of duty on January 11, 2024.

You can read more about Christopher and the incident here.

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Flag Status Alert: Douglas J. J. Peters

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff

This is to advise that Governor Wes Moore ordered the Maryland Flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Monday, January 22, 2024.  This is for former State Senator Douglas J.J. Peters, who passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023.  Former State Senator Peters represented Legislative District 23.

Here’s one page where you can read about his life and accomplishments: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2023/12/31/doug-j-j-peters-a-popular-former-lawmaker-dies-at-age-60/.

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Flag Status Alert: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag Will be at Half-Staff

President Joseph R. Biden has ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff tomorrow, Thursday, December 7, 2023, in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The flag is to be flown at half-staff for the entire 24-hour period of Thursday, December 7, 2023, starting at midnight tonight and returning to full-staff at midnight tomorrow night. This action commemorates those Americans who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag. 

Public Law 103-308 can be found here.

The yearly Presidential Proclamation can be found here.

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Flag Status Alert: George W. Owings III

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff

This is to advise that Governor Wes Moore ordered the Maryland Flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Friday, December 1, 2023. This is for former Secretary of Veterans Affairs and former Delegate George W. Owings III, who passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. George W. Owings III was Maryland’s Secretary of Veterans Affairs from 2004-2007 and 2015-2023; and a Delegate from 1988-2004.

You can read more about his career in Maryland politics here.

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Flag Status Alert: Rosalynn Carter

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff

As a mark of respect for the memory of Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady of Georgia and First Lady of the United States, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective Saturday, November 25, 2023 and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (Wednesday, November 29, 2023).

Here’s a link to her wikipedia entry.

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Flag Status Alert: Lewiston, Maine Victims

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag are at Half-Staff

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on October 25, 2023, in Lewiston, Maine, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Monday, October 30, 2023. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.

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Flag Status Alert: Firefighter Dillon Rinaldo

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag are at Half-Staff

This is to advise that Governor Wes Moore ordered the United States Flag and Maryland Flag 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 Lt. Dillon Rinaldo of the Baltimore City Fire Department, who died today, October 25, 2023, after being critically injured in the line of duty on Thursday, October 19, 2023, while fighting a fire in the City of Baltimore.

Webmaster’s note: Lt. Rinaldo died as a result of the same fire that claimed the life of Firefighter Rodney Pitts.