A sliver of the moon poked through clouds over Fort Bragg just after 6 a.m., offering meager illumination at the Main Post Flag Pole.
Soldiers from the 18th Airborne Corps’ headquarters company marched toward the flag pole. The detail’s leader, Staff Sgt. Frederick Tuisl, began unfolding the flag as the soldiers moved into position.
The stillness of the early morning was broken as soldiers pounded the pavement, huffing on their runs through the neighborhood nearby.
As a bugler came over the post’s loudspeakers, the soldiers rapidly moved the flag up the pole. By the time reveille had finished playing, signaling the start of the day, the flag was rippling in the wind.
“It’s an honor for me to be able to put up the flag,” Tuisl said.
At Fort Bragg, units rotate soldiers each week to conduct flag security for reveille and retreat, which marks the end of the duty day. Reveille and retreat are held at the Main Post Flag Pole, but soldiers across post must stand at attention and salute while the bugler plays.
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