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Flag Status Alert: National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

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

Per Public Law 107-51 (passed by the 107th United States Congress), the United States Flag is to be flown at half-staff each year in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This year, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will occur on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Therefore, the United States Flag shall be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Sunday, May 7, 2023.  As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff as well.  No flag may be higher than the United States flag.

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Flag Status Alert: Fallen Heroes Day 2023

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 until sunset, Friday, May 5, 2023, for Fallen Heroes Day. This day honors Maryland police, firefighters, and emergency medical/rescue personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty during the last year.

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Flag Status Alert: Former Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr.

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 until sunset, Saturday, April 29, 2023. This is the day of interment for former Speaker of the House of Delegates Casper R. Taylor, Jr.who passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023. Former Speaker Taylor represented Legislative District 1.

Here is a link to his wikipedia page: Casper R. Taylor Jr.

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Flag Status Alert: Covenant School Shooting 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 March 27, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Friday, March 31, 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: Construction Workers Killed on 695

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 until sunset today, Friday, March 24, 2023. This is done in honor of Maryland highway construction workers Rolando Ruiz, Carlos Orlando Villatoro Escobar, Jose Armando Escobar, Mahlon Simmons III, Mahlon Simmons II, and Sybil Lee Dimaggio, who tragically lost their lives during the tragic accident on Interstate 695 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/6-maryland-highway-workers-killed-acura-flips-baltimore-work-zone

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Flag Status Alert: Delegate Sheila Hixson

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 until sunset today, Wednesday, March 15, 2023.  This is in honor of former State Delegate Sheila Hixsonwho passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022.  Former State Delegate Hixson represented Legislative District 20.

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Flag Status Alert: Monterey Park Shooting

Flag Status Alert: US and Maryland Flags are at Half-Staff

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on January 21, 2023 in Monterey Park, California, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Thursday, January 26, 2023. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.

Here is a link to the wikipedia page covering the incident: 2023 Monterey Park Shooting

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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 from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7, 2022 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (flown at half-staff for the entire 24-hour period of Wednesday, December 7, 2022). 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.

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Flag Status Alert: Rep. Donald McEachin

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

President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at midnight tonight, Tuesday, November 29, 2022. This is to pay respect to United States Representative Donald McEachin from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Representative McEachin passed away yesterday, Monday, November 28, 2022. 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 Juan Wilson

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

This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan 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 Firefighter Juan Wilson of the Baltimore City Fire Department, who died yesterday, Sunday, October 30, 2022, after suffering a medical emergency while in the line of duty on September 19, 2022.

Update: flags were returned to full-staff at sunset on November 16, 2022.