When passengers on board a Delta flight reached their destination, the pilot asked that they give a moment of silence while a sailor disembarked first. This was Brooke Newton’s final time coming home. While Brooke’s family mourned their fallen hero, passenger on the plane sympathized with them.
“This moment hit me hard for some reason. I couldn’t hold back tears,” said Mike Helms. He explained how the grievous moment touched every on the plane in a Facebook post saying, “As I looked around the plane, I was hoping nobody would see my moment of weakness but to my surprise, damn near everyone on the plane was crying…The plane was filled with people of all races and religions. It was amazing to see everyone on that plane pay tribute to this woman and her family.”
Even though it was somber moment, Mike along with the every passenger on that plane brought light to a moment of darkness by paying tribute to someone that gave her life for all of our freedom.