U.S. flags raised and lowered on Patriot Day

Published Sept. 14, 2018
Once the flown flag is lowered it is handled respectfully in preparation to be folded.

Once the flown flag is lowered it is handled respectfully in preparation to be folded.

Once the flag is folded it is given the customary and honorary salute by the Detachment Commander and then put in a presentation box along with the certificate of where and when the flag was flown.

Once the flag is folded it is given the customary and honorary salute by the Detachment Commander and then put in a presentation box along with the certificate of where and when the flag was flown.

Precisely and uniformly the U. S. flag is being folded by SFC Michael Pineda and Lt. Col. Malia Pearson in preparation for presentation.

Precisely and uniformly the U. S. flag is being folded by SFC Michael Pineda and Lt. Col. Malia Pearson in preparation for presentation.

Lt. Col Malia Pearson, Kandahar Detachment Commander and Detachment Sergeant SFC Michael Pineda begin the formal folding process of the flag that was just raised and lowered at the Kandahar Resident Office on 9/11/18.

Lt. Col Malia Pearson, Kandahar Detachment Commander and Detachment Sergeant SFC Michael Pineda begin the formal folding process of the flag that was just raised and lowered at the Kandahar Resident Office on 9/11/18.

Detachment Commander, Lt. Col. Malia Pearson salutes the flag after it is raised and lowered by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pineda at the Kandahar Resident Office in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Detachment Commander, Lt. Col. Malia Pearson salutes the flag after it is raised and lowered by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pineda at the Kandahar Resident Office in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Certificate that comes with the flag reads, “Let it be known that this flag of the United States of America was flown 11 September 2018 over the United States Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Afghanistan District Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. This flag represents the will and resolve of the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan and World-wide. Essayons! Signed by the Detachment Sergeant and Detachment Commander.

Certificate that comes with the flag reads, “Let it be known that this flag of the United States of America was flown 11 September 2018 over the United States Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Afghanistan District Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. This flag represents the will and resolve of the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan and World-wide. Essayons! Signed by the Detachment Sergeant and Detachment Commander.

Kandahar Resident Office was on a mission on Patriot Day to provide USACE personnel on Kandahar with flags flown over the resident office in Afghanistan.

Active duty firefighter in the U. S. Army and Detachment Sergeant Michael Pineda joined forces with Kandahar Detachment Commander Lt. Col. Malia Pearson to conduct a U. S. Flag Raising and Lowering ceremony on 9/11.

The Kandahar Resident Office was the ideal setting for the procedures at the flag pole. A total of twelve U. S. flags were flown on this day at the USACE Kandahar location in Afghanistan.

USACE personnel requested to have flags flown over the USACE Transatlantic Kandahar Resident Office compound in order to provide special patriotic gifts for friends and family. The Kandahar Resident Office command personnel ensured the proper respect and protocols were followed. Each flag will have a certificate stating that it was flown on 9/11 on Kandahar.

The Flag Flying Operations will be available to USACE personnel on Kandahar as requested.