Nurse Lays Flag On Dying Veteran – Watch The Tearful Moment They Call His Name In Final Salute


After leading a life of service to others, this veteran only had one request in his final days: a proper military send-off. And his nurse was happy to oblige.

U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Sidney Shearing joined the army right after graduating from high school, serving for 20 years and earning several awards throughout his military career. In particular, he received the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation, along with many other honors.

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After retiring from the military, Shearing went on to work another 20 years as a cardiovascular technician. After that, his health began declining, and he knew he didn’t have much longer to live. That’s why, after many visits to the hospital, he planned ahead for his passing, requesting that his name be called at the time of his final breath for a military “send-off from Saint Francis.”

His nurse, Sergio, who also happens to be a sergeant, was honored to complete the task himself with the help of Shearing’s family.

Facebook / Sergio CodeBrown Sanchez

On March 25, 2018, Shearing passed away at 72 years old. His sister, Jeanne was there to record his final goodbye, during which Sergio lay an American flag over his body.

Facebook / Jeanne Shearing Bliss

“My big brother, Sid, finished his journey through this life at 3:55 this morning.,” Jeanne wrote. “The nurse that worked Friday night brought a flag to lay over his bed as he grew closer to the finish line. He asked to be called when he passed so he could give him a proper send off from Saint Francis. His name is Sergio CodeBrown Sanchez, and to him, I will be eternally grateful. I’ve never experienced such kindness. I gave the flag to our brother, George Day.”

Watch Shearing’s touching send-off in the video below. Rest in peace, Shearing, and thank you for your service.

My big brother, Sid, finished his journey through this life at 3:55 this morning. The nurse that worked Friday night brought a flag to lay over his bed as he grew closer to the finish line. He asked to be called when he passed so he could give give him a proper send off from Saint Francis. His name is Sergio CodeBrown Sanchez,and to him, I will be eternally grateful. I’ve never experienced such kindness. I gave the flag to our brother, George Day 💙💔🇺🇸🇺🇸💔💙

Posted by Jeanne Shearing Bliss on Sunday, March 25, 2018



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