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Half-Staff Alert - Immediately until Day of Interment
For Maryland Only

Former governor of Maryland, Harry Roe Hughes, died Wednesday at the age of 92.

Current Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan released the following statement:

“The First Lady and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Governor Harry Hughes, a longtime friend and Maryland legend whom I deeply admired. His dedication to our great state – as a distinguished member of the Maryland General Assembly and as our 57th governor – and his service to our nation as a member of the Navy Air Corps during World War II leave a legacy behind that will be forever remembered.

Our most sincere prayers are with his two daughters, Ann and Elizabeth, his family, friends, and loved ones in this time of grieving. We will give him the celebration of life that he truly deserves.

Effective immediately, Maryland flags will fly at half-staff until sunset of the day of interment."



**When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.


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