UPDATED: MD & US flags Return to Full-staff at Sunset Friday, Oct 25 with Internment of US Rep. Elijah Cummings

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UPDATED 10/25/19 – 1pm – Maryland and US flags will return to full-staff at sunset tonight with today’s funeral and internment of US Rep. Elijah Cummings in Baltimore.

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UPDATED 10/18/19 – 5:30pm – The body of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Baltimore Democrat and committee chairman who died Thursday, will lie in state in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol next week. A formal ceremony for members of Congress and Cummings’ family and guests will be held Thursday morning and a public viewing will follow.

On Friday – in Baltimore, a wake and funeral for Cummings will be held at the church where Cummings worshiped for nearly 40 years, New Psalmist Baptist Church, 6020 Marian Dr., Baltimore, MD.

The wake, including a public viewing, will begin Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. at the Lochearn church. The funeral will follow at 10 a.m.

Cummings’ family has requested that donations be made to the Elijah Cummings Youth Program in lieu of flowers

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan ordered the United States flag to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset tomorrow in honor of Congressman Elijah Cummings who passed away early this morning.

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.

Governor Hogan also ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on the day of interment (Friday, October 25).

These actions are in honor of United States Congressman Elijah Cummings who 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, according to Governor Hogan, he was a passionate and dedicated public servant whose countless contributions made the state and country better.

Congressman Cummings passed away this morning, Thursday, October 17, 2019.