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FLAG FLUTTERS AND DRAPES

Christina: Flag Flutters and Drapes
Marine Staff Sgt. Marcus “Marc” Golczynski, was killed in Iraq on March 27, 2007. At his funeral in April, Daily News Journal photographer Aaron Thompson captured Marc Golczynski’s teary-eyed son, 8-year-old Christian, accepting a U.S. flag from his father’s casket.
Some come home
with people cheering ~
flags waving.

In caskets draped
in flags, some come home.

Some children
hug their moms and dads
who have come home

But some children
are left a folded flag
and stand alone.

Some flags flutter
and some flags cover
loved ones who won’t come
home, ever

These children are
branded
with the Stars and Stripes
Forever.