We lost the Space Shuttle Challenger 23 years ago today.
Like so many others, I remember the day vividly. One of the senior partners of the law firm where I worked came in the front door, looking stricken, and told us the news.
We didn't get good radio reception in our building; I remember driving around in my car on my lunch hour that day just so I could hear the news and try to understand what had happened.
Hot Air has video of President Reagan's beautiful speech (click title of this post), with its particularly memorable conclusion. I just shared it with my 10-year-old son and taught him a little about that sad day in American history.
As I watched the video, I also reflected that our country was greatly blessed to have had such a wonderful President.
Update: Like me, Anne was working at a law firm and heard the news from her boss. Also like me, they struggled to get good radio reception. I imagine these days we'd simply boot up live coverage online.