Hong Kong International Airport has canceled all remaining departing flights for the second day after thousands of pro-democracy protesters blocked the terminals. “Protesting in the airport is the best way to tell the world what’s happening in Hong Kong,” according to a sixteen-year-old who handed out flyers to travelers alleging police brutality.
“Dad has come home.”
With these words, Roy Knight III described the remarkable funeral service held last Saturday for his father, Roy Knight Jr.
Col. Knight’s homecoming made national headlines last week, and for good reason.
Roy A. Knight Jr. enlisted in the United States Air Force just days after his seventeenth birthday, following the example of his five older brothers, all of whom served in
World War II. He served in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea, then became a fighter pilot, serving in Germany and France.
He and his family returned to Texas in 1963. He completed his bachelor’s degree, then received orders for Southeast Asia. He reported in January 1967 and flew combat missions almost daily until he was shot down on May 19, 1967.
This week, I came across an article at USA Today about what appears to be a mass exodus from Facebook. Recently, the exodus has been spurred by the discoveries surrounding Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data to help along Donald Trump’s presidential race. But plenty of other factors have contributed to Facebook users’ increasing irritation with the social network.