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August 08, 2019
This Account of a Vet's Remains Returning to America is Patriotic Perfection
If you're also sick of the post-mass-shooting stupidity week, then you'll enjoy this special moment of patriotic feels. Jackson Proskow is a the Washington Bureau Chief for Canada's GlobalNews. He shared a Twitter thread about a Vietnam Vet's remains being flown home to Dallas, Texas. It's rather a poignant moment which may, or may not, require some tissues.
Take it away, Jackson:
Our incoming plane is carrying the remains of an American pilot shot down over Vietnam in 1967. His remains were on… https://t.co/knfQYLY0V2— Jackson Proskow (@Jackson Proskow) 1565280943.0
Today the pilot of the plane bringing Capt. Knight back to Dallas is his son.— Jackson Proskow (@Jackson Proskow) 1565280944.0
Excuse me for a minute:
I'm not crying. You're crying!
https://t.co/eddkTE60m5— Jackson Proskow (@Jackson Proskow) 1565281085.0
https://t.co/otd7nlErud— Jackson Proskow (@Jackson Proskow) 1565281166.0
Incredible moment to watch. The entire airport fell silent. https://t.co/TGp1X736R7— Jackson Proskow (@Jackson Proskow) 1565281500.0
For those who want to know more, I’ve found an obituary for Col. Roy Knight Jr. https://t.co/Xuake1JtUP— Jackson Proskow (@Jackson Proskow) 1565284778.0
Thanks to my colleagues for turning this around while I flew home today. We'll have much more on @globalnational to… https://t.co/YOuOS1cQfS— Jackson Proskow (@Jackson Proskow) 1565301205.0
Yes, a couple of asswhipes shot up innocent people over the weekend. There's no denying the world is plagued with true evil. Yes. But take a moment and look at how many people -- strangers even -- who came together in silence to honor a fallen hero, who they never knew, had no connection with, but respected anyway. Because he was an American soldier who died fighting.
It's really easy to see only the crappy side of humanity. But you will notice, if your eyes are open to it, how good people swarm, and rise to the occasion to be good. America isn't all lost. Not all hope is gone. Most of us are kind, decent, honorable people who love and respect our men and women in military.
Rest in peace Roy Knight. From all of us, we salute you.
For more American feels:
- AMERICA: Fighter Pilot and Boom Operator Talk Chick-fil-A Sauces While Refueling an F-22 Raptor
- WATCH: Most Americans Think the Far-Left Democrat Agenda Sucks
- NYT Opinion Crapping All Over America Actually Proves America is Pretty Great