12/10/21 – UPDATE: Flag Status Alert: Lowering and Raising of the United States Flag and Maryland Flag

President Joseph R. Biden has amended the order for the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff. The flag will continue to fly at half-staff today, Friday, December 10th and through Saturday, December 11, 2021. It will be returned to full staff at midnight, Saturday night. This is to pay respect to former United States Senator Robert Joseph Dole, who passed away on December 5, 2021. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.