Lowering and Raising of the Maryland Flag

12/05/2021 – 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 sunset, Thursday, December 9, 2021. This is to pay respect to former United States Senator Robert Joseph Dole, a statesman and war hero among the greatest of the Greatest Generation. Robert Joseph Dole passed away today, 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.