Writing Challenges

30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 9

What was the last thing you read, heard, or saw that inspired you?

I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. There are times I want to burn it down because it’s so depressing with not only the news cycles, but people’s responses.

Other times, the animals posts, the funny posts, and stories like this one remind me and inspire me that there is some good in this world.

Here’s the link to the full Twitter thread, but here’s the recap (and be sure to check out all the photos).

“Our incoming plane is carrying the remains of an American pilot shot down over Vietnam in 1967. His remains were only recently recovered and identified and brought back to the US. As we wait at the gate, we’re told that Captain Knight is coming home to Dallas. When he left from this very airport to fight in Vietnam his 5 year old son came to the airfield and waved goodbye. It was the last time he would see his father alive.” (From the Twitter thread)

His son is a Southwest pilot and flew him home.

“He flew combat missions almost daily until being shot down May 19, 1967. He was posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart and six Air Medals for his actions during this time.

Col. Roy A. Knight, Jr., will be coming home to Texas with a Dignified Arrival on August 8, 2019. He will be flown home by his son, Bryan, a Captain with Southwest Airlines, to Dallas Love Field, the same airport where 5-year-old Bryan said goodbye to his father when he left to go to war fifty-two years ago.” (From his obituary)

What a incredible event to have witnessed. I hope you’re inspired as well!

(Question from 300 Writing Prompts)

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