MD Flags Ordered Half Staff to Honor Lt. Gen. Fretterd


Lt. General James F. Fretterd
Lt. General James F. Fretterd

Governor Larry Hogan today ordered the Maryland flag to be lowered to half-staff across the state to mark the passing of Lt. General James F. Fretterd, one of the longest-serving adjutant generals in the history of the Maryland National Guard.

“The First Lady and I send our sincerest condolences to General Fretterd’s family, friends, and loved ones, and we join the entire Maryland National Guard in commemorating the passing of a consummate soldier and beloved community figure,” said Governor Hogan. “General Fretterd served the State of Maryland and our nation with great honor and distinction. He leaves a legacy of achievement that will forever stand as an example of selfless service and commitment for Maryland’s Citizen Soldiers and Airmen.”

Maryland flags will fly at half-staff from sunrise on Monday, November 28 through sunset on Friday, December 2.