Quick, describe your local flag. Can’t do it, can you? Oh, Marylanders certainly know their state flag. Like it or not, that flag, with its centuries-old gold-and-black and red-and-white heraldic banners from the Calvert and Crossland families (first combined into a unified coat of arms by Cecil Calvert in the 17th century) stands out in a crowd. None of those difficult-to-tell-apart flags featuring nondescript state seals or local animals (crab silhouette?) floating in a sea of white for the Old Line State.
In Howard County, a big flap over what’s tied to the flagpole
February 8, 2024