As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of former Representative John David Dingell, Jr., of Michigan, President Donald J. Trump ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset, Saturday, February 9, 2019.  Former Congressman John D. Dingell, Jr. passed away on February 7, 2019.  As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff.  No flag may be higher than the United States flag.