Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Spc. James Lee Adair


To my infantry brethren

101st Airborne! 

The “red white and blue”
“Stars and Stripes”, “Old Glory”
More than just a flag
A symbol of the American story

Flown in times of peace
Or beacon on Battlefield
Virtue follows in her wake
The colors of freedom’s shield

A proud and beautiful cloth
Soldiers diligently salute
Risen at break of day
Standing guard, resolute

And yet at service end
She humbling accepts her callin
To lovingly drape the breast
Of those most honorably fallen

~John Davenport