Our Northwest Flight 255 air crash support group was the first to form. Our logo is the dove, “THEIR SPIRIT LIVES ON” and a rainbow as many families had rainbows around their homes the next night after the crash. On our first anniversary something happened that was so beautiful, as we started to read our loved ones names we looked up into the sky and there was a huge pink cloud shaped like a dove. We caught it on video. It is strange it happened at that moment. It had to be a sign that our loved ones were with us that night.
I received another sign a few years later when I was going out to our cemetery at home and asking for a sign that they were at peace. I came back home and was sitting in my living room and telling my sister-in-law about going out there and talking to my brother and his family and asking for a sign. As I was saying this, all of a sudden I looked out the window and in the sky was this beautiful rainbow and it was a clear day and it had not even rained. Nobody would have believed me if I told them about the rainbow, but my sister-in-law was a witness to it. I never believed in getting signs from God, but now I know it does happen and I am now a believer.
Joan Pontante lost her brother, his wife, and their three children on Northwest 255, Detroit, August 16, l987