Wednesday, September 17, 2008
If you look closely at the above photographs you will notice that the State of Maryland is flying the U.S. flag at half mast today. This is being done to honor the service and sacrifice of Marine Captain Jesse Melton of Randallstown, Maryland. Captain Melton was killed by a roadside bomb on September 9th while serving in Afghanistan with the 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division.
Note: A new federal law was passed that authorizes state governors to take this action.
Baltimore Sun article
State of Maryland details about Maryland flag