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MD Published: 4/25/2014
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The Maryland State Flag is still to remain lowered on Friday, April 25, 2014 in honor of Torrey Brown. However, this is to advise you that Governor Martin O'Malley has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff on all public buildings on Friday, April 25, 2014 from sunrise to sunset. This is in honor of Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo, of Hagerstown, MD, who was killed on March 24, 2014.This action is taken under the Protocol for the United States and Maryland State Flag. Any questions on the above should be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State.

MD Published: 4/24/2014
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This is to advise you that Governor Martin O'Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff over the Maryland State House and at all Maryland Department of Natural Resources Facilities on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from sunrise to sunset. This is in honor of Torrey Brown, the former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, who died on April 20, 2014.This action is taken under the Protocol for the United States and Maryland State Flag. Any questions on the above should be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State.

MD Published: 4/24/2014
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This is to advise you that Governor Martin O'Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff over the Maryland State House and at all Maryland Department of Natural Resources Facilities until sunset on Friday, April 25, 2014. This is in honor of Torrey Brown, the former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, who died on April 20, 2014. This action is taken under the Protocol for the United States and Maryland State Flag. Any questions on the above should be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State.

KY Published: 4/24/2014
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Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-staff on April 25 in Honor of World War II Casualty

MA Published: 4/17/2014
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Half-Staff Thursday April 17, 2014

MA Published: 4/16/2014
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Upcoming Half-Staff Thursday April 17, 2014

MA Published: 4/15/2014
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Half-Staff Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NV Published: 4/14/2014
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Nevada Flags are at half mast

IA Published: 4/10/2014
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Gov. Terry E. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor World War II pilot 1st Lt. Louis Longman

MO Published: 4/10/2014
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By order of the Governor, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Sergeant Timothy Wayne Owens who died during the Fort Hood shootings. Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Phelps County only, from sunrise Sunday April 13, until sunset on Friday, April 18, in memory of Sergeant Timothy Wayne Owens.