City of Glenarden, MD

Maryland Flag Status Updates

Maryland citizens like to know whenever the Governor has declared that flags — U.S. and State are​ to be flown at full-staff. If you would like to be added to the Secretary of State distribution list, please click here to register. The flag alert system will automatically notify you via email of any change in flag status. ​​​​​

Date/Time
 Commemoration
2/22/2024
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.

2/19/2024
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.

2/7/2024
Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag is at Half-Staff, United States Flag will be at Half-Staff

This is to advise that Governor Wes Moore ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Friday, February 9, 2024. This is the day of the memorial service 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.

The Maryland flag is already flying at half-staff in honor of Navy Special Warfare Operator First Class Christopher Chambers. The United States Flag and Maryland will both return to full-staff at sunset on Friday, February 9, 2024.

2/2/2024
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.

1/26/2024
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.
1/19/2024
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.
12/28/2023
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, Saturday, December 30, 2023. This is for former Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Henry Allan “Bud” Virts, who passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Henry Allan “Bud” Virts was the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture from 1998-2001.
12/14/2023
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 15, 2023. This is for former State Delegate Charles H. Wheatley III, who passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Charles H. Wheatley III represented Legislative District 6 in the House of Delegates from 1963-1966.
12/6/2023
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.
12/1/2023
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, Saturday, December 2, 2023. This is for former State Senator and Delegate Jennie M. Forehand, who passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Jennie M. Forehand represented Legislative District 17 in the House of Delegates from 1978-1994 and in the State Senate from 1995-2015.
11/30/2023
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.
11/21/2023
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). As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
11/8/2023
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, November 10, 2023. This is the day of interment for former Secretary of Agriculture, former State Senator, and former Delegate Lewis R. Riley, who passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Lewis R. Riley was Maryland’s Secretary of Agriculture from 1994-1997 and 2003-2007, State Senator from 1987-1992, and State Delegate from 1979-1987.
10/30/2023
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will Return to Full-Staff
The United States Flag and Maryland Flag shall be raised to full-staff at sunset Friday, November 3, 2023, the day of interment for Lt. Dillon Rinaldo of the Baltimore City Fire Department, who died on October 25, 2023, after being critically injured in the line of duty on Thursday, October 19, 2023.
10/26/2023
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.
10/25/2023
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.
10/20/2023
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 EMT/Firefighter Rodney Pitts, III of the Baltimore City Fire Department, who died in the line of duty yesterday, Thursday, October 19, 2023, while fighting a fire in the City of Baltimore.
10/5/2023
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag return to Full-Staff
The United States Flag and Maryland Flag shall be raised to full-staff at sunset today, Thursday, October 5, 2023, the day of interment for United States Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Feinstein passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
9/29/2023 Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will be 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 on the day of interment (date not yet known) of United States Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Senator Feinstein, United States Senator for the State of California, passed away yesterday, Thursday, September 28, 2023. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag. 

9/10/2023
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff on September 11, 2023, for Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. This is to honor and pay our respects to the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. The United States Flag shall be flown at half-staff from midnight tonight, Sunday, and returned to full-staff at midnight, Monday night (fly at half-staff for the full 24 hours of September 11, 2023). As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
8/30/2023
Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag Will be Lowered to Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Wes Moore has ordered the Maryland Flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Thursday, August 31, 2023, for International Overdose Awareness Day. This day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death in the continuing fight against the opioid epidemic in Maryland.
7/5/2023

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
The United States Flag and Maryland Flag shall be raised to: Full-staff at sunset tomorrow, Thursday, July 6, 2023, the day of interment for Firefighter Brice C. Trossbach of the Naval District Washington Fire Department at NAS Patuxent River, who died in the line of duty on Tuesday, June 27, 2023.

6/28/2023

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will be 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 Firefighter Brice C. Trossbach of the Naval District Washington Fire Department at NAS Patuxent River, who died in the line of duty yesterday, Tuesday, June 27, 2023, while fighting a fire in St. Mary’s County.

6/23/2023

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 to sunset, Saturday, June 24, 2023This is the day of interment for former State Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., who passed away on Friday, June 16, 2023.  Former State Senator Stone represented Legislative District 6.

6/5/2023

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, Tuesday, June 6, 2023. This is the day of interment for former Secretary of State and former Prince George’s County Executive Winfield M. Kelly, Jr., who passed away on Friday, May 19, 2023. Winfield M. Kelly, Jr. was Maryland’s Secretary of State from 1987-1993 and Prince George’s County Executive from 1974-1978.

6/2/2023
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, Sunday, June 4, 2023, for Fire and Rescue Memorial Remembrance Day. This day honors all fire, rescue, and emergency medical services personnel from the State of Maryland who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
5/26/2023
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from 12:01am until NOON on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
5/7/2023
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 May 6, 2023 in Allen, Texas, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Thursday, May 11, 2023. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
5/5/2023
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.
5/4/2023
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.
4/27/2023
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, 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
4/14/2023
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 to sunset, Sunday, April 16, 2023. This is in honor of former State Delegate Marilyn Rubin Goldwaterwho passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023. Former State Delegate Goldwater represented Legislative District 16.
3/27/2023
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.
3/24/2023 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: 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.

3/15/2023
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.
2/17/2023
Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag Will Be At Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Wes Moore has ordered the Maryland Flag lowered to half-staff at sunrise, Monday, February 20, 2023 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Monday, February 20, 2023 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.
1/22/2023
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 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.

 

12/6/2022

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.

11/29/2022
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.
11/14/2022
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will Return to Full-Staff
The United States Flag and Maryland Flag shall be raised to full staff at sunset Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the day of interment for Firefighter Juan Wilson of the Baltimore City Fire Department, who died on Sunday, October 30, 2022, after suffering a medical emergency while in the line of duty on September 19, 2022.
10/31/2022
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.
10/7/2022
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, October 9, 2022. Therefore, the United States Flag shall be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Sunday, October 9, 2022.
9/29/2022
Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan ordered the Maryland Flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Friday, September 30, 2022. This is the day of interment for former State Senator David Harringtonwho passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022. Former State Senator Harrington represented Legislative District 47
9/19/2022
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will return to Full-Staff
The United States Flag and Maryland Flag shall be raised to full-staff at sunset today, Monday, September 19, 2022, the day of interment for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, who died on September 8, 2022.
9/8/2022
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag are at Half-Staff
As a mark of respect for the memory of Queen Elizabeth II, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (not yet known). Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom died today, September 8, 2022.
8/29/2022
Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland Flag lowered to half-staff at sunrise, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 for International Overdose Awareness Day. This day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death in the continuing fight against the opioid epidemic in Maryland.
8/3/2022
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 tomorrow night, Thursday, August 4, 2022. This is to pay respect to United States Representative Jackie Walorski from the State of Indiana. Representative Walorski passed away today, August 3, 2022. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
8/3/2022
Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Friday, August 5, 2022. This is the day of interment for Retired Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., who passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
7/8/2022
Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag are at Half-Staff
As a mark of respect for the memory of Abe Shinzo, former Prime Minister of Japan, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag continue to be flown at half-staff until sunset, Sunday, July 10, 2022. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag shall continue to be flown at half-staff as well. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
7/5/2022
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 gun violence perpetrated on July 4, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Saturday, July 9, 2022. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
6/17/2022

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will return to Full-Staff
The United States Flag and Maryland Flag shall be raised to full-staff at sunset on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the day of interment for Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, who died in the line of duty on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

6/13/2022

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 be 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 Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, who died in the line of duty on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

6/9/2022

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Saturday, June 11, 2022. This is the day of interment for former State Senator Clyde Bernard Fowlerwho passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021. Former State Senator Fowler represented Legislative District 29.

6/3/2022

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland Flag lowered to half-staff at sunrise, Sunday, June 5, 2022 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Sunday, June 5, 2022 for Fire and Rescue Memorial Remembrance Day. This day honors all fire, rescue, and emergency medical services personnel from the State of Maryland who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

5/27/2022

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until NOON on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.

5/24/2022

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 May 24, 2022, by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Saturday, May 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.

5/19/2022

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan ordered the Maryland Flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Friday, May 20, 2022. This is the day of interment for former State Senator and former Montgomery County Executive Sidney Kramer, who passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022.

5/14/2022

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 from sunrise to sunset, on Sunday, May 15, 2022, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.
At the conclusion of Peace Officers Memorial Day, both the United States Flag and Maryland Flag will continue to fly at half-staff until sunset on Monday, May 16, 2022 per proclamation of President Biden in remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19.

5/12/2022

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag are at Half-Staff
As a mark of respect and remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Monday, May 16, 2022. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.

5/4/2022

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag Will be at Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff at sunrise, Friday, May 6, 2022 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Friday, May 6, 2022 for Fallen Heroes Day. This day honors Fallen Heroes who have lost their lives in service to our State during the last year.

4/7/2022

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Saturday, April 9, 2022. This is the day of interment for former State Delegate William S. Horne, who passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

3/24/2022

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Saturday, March 26, 2022. This is the day of interment for former State Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., who passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022. Former State Delegate Burns represented Legislative District 10.
Both the United States Flag and Maryland Flag will continue to fly at half-staff until sunset on Sunday, March 27, 2022, per the Presidential Proclamation in honor of former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright.

3/24/2022

Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Saturday, March 26, 2022. This is the day of interment for former Lieutenant Governor Samuel Bogley, who passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Samuel Bogley was Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor from 1979-1983.
Both the United States Flag and Maryland Flag will continue to fly at half-staff until sunset on Sunday, March 27, 2022, per the Presidential Proclamation in honor of former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright.

3/23/2022

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag are at Half-Staff
President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Sunday, March 27, 2022. This is to pay respect to former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright and her life of service to our Nation. Former Secretary of State Albright passed away today, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.

3/19/2022

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, Saturday, March 19, 2022. This is to pay respect to United States Representative Don Young from the State of Alaska. Representative Young passed away yesterday, March 18, 2022. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.

2/18/2022

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, Friday, February 18, 2022. This is to pay respect to United States Representative Jim Hagedorn from the State of Minnesota. Representative Hagedorn passed away yesterday, February 17, 2022. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.

2/16/2022

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 be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment, tomorrow, February 17, 2022. This action is in honor of EMT Wayne Fisher of the Harford County Fire and EMS Foundation, assigned to Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, who died in the line of duty on February 6, 2022.

2/1/2022

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will Return to Full-Staff
The United States Flag and Maryland State Flag shall be raised to full-staff at sunset tomorrow, Wednesday, February 2, 2022, the day of interment for Lieutenant Paul Butrim, Firefighter/Paramedic Kelsey Sadler, and EMT/Firefighter Kenny Lacayo of the Baltimore City Fire Department, each of whom died in the line of duty on January 24, 2022.

1/24/2022

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 be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of the last interment (date unknown). This action is in honor of Lieutenant Paul Butrim, Firefighter/Paramedic Kelsey Sadler, and EMT/Firefighter Kenny Lacayo of the Baltimore City Fire Department, each of whom died in the line of duty on January 24, 2022.

1/12/2022

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will be at Half-Staff
President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag be lowered to half-staff from midnight tonight until sunset tomorrow, Thursday, January 13, 2022. This is the day of interment for former United States Senator Harry Reid. Harry Reid passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.

1/10/2022

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag will Return to Full-Staff
The United States Flag and Maryland State Flag shall be raised to full-staff at sunset tomorrow, Tuesday, January, 11, 2022, the day of interment for Officer Keona Holley of the Baltimore Police Department, who died on December 23, 2021 after being critically injured in the line of duty on December 16, 2021.