This to advise thatGovernor Larry Hoganordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staffeffective immediately until sunset, tomorrow, Friday, October 18, 2019.
Title 4 of the United States Code states that the United States Flag shall be flown at half-staff on the day of death and the following day for a member of Congress.
Furthermore,Governor Larry Hoganordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staffeffective immediately until sunset on the day of interment (not yet known).
These actions are in honor ofUnited States Congressman Elijah Cummingswho was a fierce advocate for civil rights and for Maryland for more than three decades. Congressman Cummings leaves behind an incredible legacy of fighting for Baltimore City and working to improve people’s lives. He was a passionate and dedicated public servant whose countless contributions made our state and our country better. Congressman Cummings passed away on this morning, Thursday, October 17, 2019.