If I could, I would, attend my last meeting of marshals in the morning
to receive my last instructions of the day.
If I could, I would, put on my orange uniform of BARC one last time,
as it was a symbol of the legacy of the organisation and all of those
who served before me… all with a singular purpose and passion for the
If I could, I would, walk to my assigned station and survey the course
to make sure it would be absolutely safe for drivers using the course…
for safety for others was always paramount in my mind.
If I could, I would, share the camaraderie with the other marshals as
we truly shared a vision and objective for the day…
regardless of the weather and situation at hand.
If I could, I would, I would walk my section of the course one last
time and recall the many courses and turns I have walked… with clear
eyes to make sure I did not miss a thing, as safety and the love of
the sport came first.
If I could, I would, feel the sights, smells and sounds of the race-
cars flying by and never losing my focus of the day.
If I could, I would, salute back to the drivers for a job well done
one last time …for the salute back was to know that I had done my job
If I could, I would, raise the flag one last time and I did not realize
that my checkered flag unfurled high in the sky would touch the face
of God... and he was 'flagging' me home as well."