The Amethyst Oracle
So @chocolatecitycomics tagged me yesterday in the #leagueofextraordinaryfathers project and I immediately thought about my late father Willie Watkins III, who passed in 2009. My dad was a man that always had time for people no matter what. He always had a thirst for history and culture and music. He was a man who laughed so easily and often. If he had a superpower, it would be vision or clairvoyance. He'd have a superhuman level of empathy and compassion. He was a teacher and a student all his life. He loved humanity. Humanity loved him back. He gave to the community through organizations and personally. He was a remarkable example, which I have strived to live up to. Maybe someday, I'll contribute in as great a way as my dad, The Amethyst Oracle.
To my daughter who never knew him, he would have loved you to the end of existence and back. To my son who knew him a bit, he still looks after you and much of what passes for wisdom out of my lips came from him. To my wife, you would have lit his life up, much as you have mine.
Love you Dad.
In other news, yesterday I crossed the 1000 followers threshold here on IG. Thank you to everyone who has supported my art this far. I can't wait for you to see how I grow, and I can't wait to experience your growth too.
Army awards Medal of Heroism to 3 cadets killed in high school shooting
Peter Wang dreamed his whole life of getting into West Point. Interested in Florida School Shooting? Add Florida School Shooting as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Florida School Shooting news, video, and analysis from ABC News. He was a cadet in the JROTC and died in uniform saving the lives
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#USArmy Awards Medals Of #Heroism To Three #Parkland JROTC Students Who Died Saving Classmates
The Army will also posthumously appoint #JROTC student Peter Wang to the class of 2025.
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#PeterWang, a 15-year-old young #hero, who died protecting others from bullets was seen off on Tuesday.
Wang was one of the students killed in #FloridaHighSchoolShooting on February 14. The JROTC Cadet was shot repeatedly while holding doors open to let others escape to safety. Many people have signed on the White House’s #petition page for a full honors military burial for the young man.
Almost every life is worthy of mourning. Most lives are worth celebrating. Some lives go further beyond to inspiring. Out of seventeen lives ended in a senseless act of violence, one third are such inspirations.
Scott Beigel, when his own life was safe and his classroom door secured, opened his refuge to more students and himself to the gunman’s fire.
Aaron Feis placed his own body between the children who knew him as “Coach,” and death. Two children survived because of his actions.
Chris Hixon was last seen running into harm’s way, with no regard for his own safety, but only the safety of his students.
JROTC Cadets Alaina Petty and Martin Duque were posthumously awarded the ROTC Medal for Heroism for actions taken in the school that day.
JROTC Cadet Peter Wang, with no regard for his own safety and embodying all that we expect from servicemen of greater age and responsibility, was last seen working to evacuate his fellow students as the sounds of gunfire drew nearer. He was awarded, not only the ROTC Medal for Heroism, but a rare posthumous acceptance into the United States Military Academy at West Point. #parkland#schoolshooting#heroism#inspiration
TRUE HERO: 15-year-old Anthony Borges was shot five times last week when he used his body as a human shield to protect his classmates when a former student opened fire at his Florida school. Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all the victims. (Photo: Broward Sheriff's Office) #prayers#hero#heroism#selfless#schoolshooting
Truly amazing! West Point Academy admits Peter Wang, a 17 year old Army JROTC recruit who died in the shooting trying to save lives. Peter planned on attending his dream school but never made it and West Point was able to honor him in a spectacular way. #heroism