From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.
flag, United States national
United States national flag, also referred to as an "American" flag, dedicated to U.S. Army First Lieutenant (1LT) and Army nurse Sharon Ann Lane. A handwritten inscription upon the flagpole or staff dedicates the flag to 1LT Lane from Phyllis Sparks. The artifact was left at The Wall by Phyllis Sparks in March 1989.
UNITED STATES NATIONAL FLAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS AN, “AMERICAN" FLAG, DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY FIRST LIEUTENANT (1LT) AND ARMY NURSE SHARON ANN LANE. THE OBJECT IS COMPRISED OF RED, WHITE, AND BLUE POLYESTER-BLEND [?] FABRIC WITH A BLUE CANTON CONTAINING FIFTY (50) WHITE, FIVE (5)-POINTED STARS, A FIELD OR GROUND BEARING THIRTEEN (13) ALTERNATING, HORIZONTAL RED AND WHITE STRIPES, AND A HOIST EDGE AFFIXED TO A LENGTH OF WOODEN DOWEL (APPROX. 27.0CM) VIA TWO (2) METAL STAPLES WHICH SERVES AS A FLAGPOLE OR STAFF. THE DOWEL IS PRESENTLY TOPPED WITH AN AFFIXED GOLD PAINTED, WOODEN STAFF ORNAMENT OR FINIAL. HANDWRITTEN IN BLUE INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE LENGTH OF THE WOODEN DOWEL IS AN INSCRIPTION DEDICATED TO, "SHARON A. LANE", FROM, "PHYLLIS SPARKS", AND DATED, "MARCH 1989".
Text of the handwritten inscription upon the flagpole/staff or dowel is transcribed in full, as follows: "SHARON A. LANE / FROM - PHYLLIS SPARKS - / STREATOR, ILLINOIS / MARCH 1989 / (25)"
Item Weight: 5.5g
Item Length: 10.5cm
Item Width: 13.0cm