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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, August 25, 2014

A True American Hero

July 20th marked celebration of Moon Day - remembering the day 45 years ago when upon landing on the moon, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong reported "The Eagle Has Landed." A few hours later, Armstrong stepped off of the Eagle's ladder, placed one foot upon the moon's surface and proclaimed:

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

First moon landing, 1969

Today we honor the memory of Astronaut Neil Armstrong...

(August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012)

Neil Armstrong was a quiet, self-described "nerdy" engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved U.S. pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with the first step on the moon.
Read more. . .

Let's pause in a moment of silence for this great hero. . .

A Walk on the Moon
An event once only visualized in an episode of Star Trek
came to fruition when man stepped onto the surface of Earth’s moon.
One question still remains: How far is it possible to go?

Man on the moon?
Just myth, they say
'Til two in fact
Made it one day


“The Eagle has landed”
Rang loud and clear
As the astronauts said
“We’re safely here.”


Words of a hero
In history we’ll find
One small step for man,
One giant leap for mankind


Seeing Earth in the heavens
As no one had seen before
Led the men to venture out
Eager to seek and explore


What was it honestly like
On that monumental day?
Was it hot like the desert?
What role did gravity play?


Total absence of weather
Both cloudless and windless
Left so many conditions
Nothing short of mindless


Wildly shifting temperatures
Below Arctic cold in the shade
Rose to blistering in the sun
Often stagnating the crusade


Lack of atmosphere
Limited gravitational pull
Steps by leaps and bounds
Sprung upward noticeably in full


Weighing much less on the moon
Apollo astronauts had fun
Picture how far you could jump
If gravity’s force were undone!

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