Events, Health, Politics

Flags to be lowered this weekend to honor COVID-19 victims

WASHINGTON, DC—All flags will be flown at half-staff this Memorial Day weekend. President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation directing U.S. flags to be lowered nationwide from Friday, May 22, through Sunday, May 24, 2020, as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all …


Events, Police/Fire, Politics

Flags to fly at half-staff on Friday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Flags will be flying at half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2020. The Office of the Maryland Secretary of State reports that President Donald Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, on Friday in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered …


Sgt. Eddison Hermond killed in Ellicott City flooding, Maryland flags to fly at half-staff

On Tuesday evening, Governor Larry Hogan ordered Maryland flags to fly at half-staff to commemorate a local National Guardsman. Sergeant Eddison Hermond disappeared on Sunday trying to rescue someone from the catastrophic flooding that wiped out historic Ellicott City for the second time in three years. Sgt. Eddison’s body was found in the Patapsco River on Tuesday, according to authorities. …

Md. flag lowered to half-staff in honor of Takoma Park Special Forces soldier

Governor Larry Hogan announced on Thursday that the Maryland State Flag would be flown at half-staff in honor of a fallen soldier. The Maryland flag will be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, October 6, and will return to full-staff at sunset on  Saturday, October 8, 2016. The flag is being lowered in honor of Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas, who …