Christina A. Sharik

I AM… YOUR FLAG

… too lightweight to keep you warm
… too thin and too old to protect you
from any harm;
Now that you are gone
and are resting in your Father’s
Heaven above,
… all I have to wrap you in
… is Honor
and the comfort of your country’s
Pride and your Mother’s Love
I hate those two words
……… “body bag”

I AM
………… Your Flag

Christina A. Sharik: I Am… Your Flag
A member of a carry team stands by at Dover Air Force Base, Del. , as two American Flag draped transfer cases containing the remains of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ray A. Spencer of Los Angeles, and U.S. Army Private First Class Richard A. Dewater of Topeka, Kan., are lowered to the tarmac.