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U.S. & Maryland Flag Flow Half-Staff, Sunday, August 4, 2019

By executive order the United States Flag is to be flown at half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019. This is done as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible acts of violence perpetrated on August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas and August 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may be higher than the United States flag.