Twenty-five years ago today…

I sat in a second grade classroom waiting in anticipation of watching the first teacher launch into space.

It was not to be.

Instead, I watched in horror as one of our nations great tragedies unfolded in an instant in front of my 8 year old eyes.

We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of Earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.
-Ronald Reagan, January 28, 1986

Space Shuttle Challenger Crew, STS-51-L

 

Sometimes, when we reach for the stars, we fall short. But we must pick ourselves up again and press on despite the pain.
-Ronald Reagan, January 28, 1986

The greatest tribute we can make is to remember, and continue their dream.

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