Maryland Gov Hogan orders state flag to fly at half staff for COVID-19 victims

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued and order on Thursday to fly the state flag at half staff in memory of the victims of COVID-19.

The virus has taken the lives of more than 1,000 Marylanders as of Thursday.

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The flag will also fly at half staff on Friday for Fallen Heroes Day, and on Saturday for Healthcare Heroes Day. 

It will be restored to full-staff at sunset on Sunday, the Governor said.

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“Today, our state marks a solemn milestone—more than 1,000 Marylanders have lost their lives to COVID-19. I have ordered flags lowered to half-staff to commemorate their lives and to honor their memories. They will never be forgotten,” the Governor said.