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“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

July 21, 2010

Celebrating the 41st anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon

Yesterday marks the anniversary of mankind’s first steps on the moon. The famous words and picture of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon remind us, in a time where it is very easy to think otherwise, that anything is possible. Where were you 41 years ago? Were you around? Here is one man’s recollection of watching Neil and Buzz on the moon for the very first time:

Then when Neil Armstrong started down the ladder, I felt a tremor run through my Dad. When he made his famous speech, I felt something wet drop onto the top of my head – I turned to see profuse tears streaming from my father’s eyes and rolling over his cheeks.

My father would later say, “Even serving in the war (WWII) paled in comparison.” He was never more proud of being an American than on the day our flag flew on the moon. SOURCE

I wasn’t around in 1969, but that’s the kind of magical moment that I imagine living through mankind’s first steps on the moon would be. Even watching the video gives you immense pride in being an American and the undeniable feeling that anything is possible. Sometimes we just need to be reminded!

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  1. July 23, 2010 4:24 am

    this post is very usefull thx!

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