President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Thursday, December 9, 2021.
This is to pay respect to former United States Senator Robert Joseph Dole, a statesman, and war hero among the greatest of the Greatest Generation. Robert Joseph Dole passed away on December 5, 2021.
As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.