Musings on history,most especially on the War Between The States,southern culture and anything else that may tickle my fancy or riles my blood.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Remembering The Space Shuttle Challenger And Its Crew 25 Years Later
Most everyone who was alive this day 25 years ago can remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news that the space shuttle Challenger had exploded.It was a bitterly cold day and school was cancelled and I was home listening to the radio and they broke in and announced this terrible tragedy when I first heard the news.
As we remember this day,let us not just remember the event,but let us remember the brave souls that perished in this tragic event.Commander Franics R. (Dick) Scobee,Pilot Michael J. Smith,Mission specialists Ronald E. McNair, Ellison S. Onizuka, and Judith A. Resnik,Payload specialists Gregory B. Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe,all brave and not forgotten.
No finer tribute can be paid to these daring modern day explorers,than the tribute President Ronald Reagan paid to them 25 years ago on the night that this tragedy occurred.