Yesterday, in 1969, Neil Armstrong went where no other human had been before.
As part of the America’s mission to the moon, Armstrong strapped on his support pack, fastened his helmet in place and stepped on the moon, becoming a National Hero in the process.
His words…… “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” is seared into our brains and stands as a testament to the greatness of the human spirit.
I know my family was glued to our black and white television when this happened, but I don’t remember it. As most Americans, I have seen the videos and still get chills today when I think about this awesome accomplishment.
No one really knew what would happen when the astronauts escaped earth’s orbit headed to the moon. No one knew what would happen when the lunar explorer landed on the moon. No one knew what would happen when Armstrong stepped onto the moon’s surface and no one knew if we would be able to get our heroes home.
We now know, the mission went without major issues and the heroic work of our astronauts and those who sent them into space stands as one of the greatest accomplishments of mankind.
Isn’t it amazing what can happen when we work towards a purpose and dedicate our efforts to making those dreams come true? The possibilities are out of this world…….