An attendee at the 2012 Pentagon Iftar meal, July 25, 2012, at the Pentagon, reaches for a date in order to break her fast. 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.