Lowering of the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag to Half Staff
Governor Martin O’Malley has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag flown at half staff on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, from sunrise to sunset. This is in memory of Sgt. Michael W. Heede, Jr. of Edgewood, Maryland, who died on July 13, 2009 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
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.
More on Sgt. Heede can be found here: