Sheriff receives flag flown by troops in Baghdad


BOURNE – Barnstable County Sheriff Jim Cummings recently received an American Flag sent by U.S. Army Major Joshua Shavers who, along with his troops, are stationed overseas as part of the Combined Joint Task Force at Operation Inherent Resolve Headquarters in Bagdad, Iraq. The flag was sent to Sheriff Cummings in appreciation for his continued support of our troops overseas. The accompanying Certificate of Authenticity reads:

“This hereby certifies that on the 15th of February, 2018, this American Flag was flown above the Combined Joint Task Force at Operation Inherent Resolve Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq during the fight to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.”

Sheriff Cummings participates in the annual Cape Cod Cares for the Troop package drive which sends hundreds of packages to troops overseas during the holiday season. Each package includes a thank you letter to the troops from Sheriff Cummings. Major Shaver’s acknowledgement letter states, in part, “Dear Patriot, Thank you for your support to the Troops. It does make a difference.”

Sheriff Cummings states “The flag and certificate sent by Major Shavers are proudly displayed at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility as a reminder to us all of the ongoing sacrifices these men and women make every day for the safety and well-being of our county.”

Sheriff Cummings has also detected an interesting coincidence in the certificate: It comes from a joint task force in Iraq while Blackhawk helicopters fly routinely over Joint Base Cape Cod – but a stone’s throw where the flag is now mounted at the Sheriff’s Office.
Media release and photo furnished by Barnstable Sheriff’s Office



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