Chaplain (Col.) Thomas Waynick, of the Pentagon Chaplain's Office presents an American flag to Ebrahim Rasool, the ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the United States of America. Waynick and Rasool attended a July 25, 2012, Iftar dinner at the Pentagon. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims are required to fast during daylight hours. The Iftar dinner, following sundown, is when Muslims break their fast for the day. In 1999, the Pentagon Chaplain's office first hosted such a dinner to show solidarity with and support for the Islamic community. They have been doing so each year since. Rasool was the guest speaker at this year's Iftar dinner.