Monday, July 20, 2009

To The Moon

Today, as many of you know, is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. I just wanted to take a moment to recognize this great moment in the history of the world. Space travel always has amazed me and I love the idea of exploring in that way. It must have been amazing for these three men to get to the moon and gaze back at our planet. What a view.

I am inspired by the words of President Kennedy as he spoke of going to the moon, roughly a year before he was killed and years before I was born. It helps me remember that you have to just go for it sometimes, even if you don't know all of the details of how you're going to do something, even when it's hard. This is what faith is to me. Here are his words.

"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win" ~John F Kennedy - September 12, 1962


7 comments:

Joan said...

Hello I came by way of Brit's Blog in Florida. I noticed the title of you posting today and came to read it I have done a very similar one and believe it or not used the same photograph. It was a great night, if you want a peek at my entry here's the link. love Joan
http://joansnewmusings.blogspot.com/

SE'LAH... said...

Hey Dori!

I've been on a mini-hiatus. I've missed my visits here.

A historic day for sure.

A Valdese Blogger said...

I was a yongster living at Sembach AFB Germany when they landed on the moon. It was very early in the morning, but I watched it.

vchelle said...

Yes, an historic day! And you know, I celebrate inspiration on Mondays and this post was inspirational to me....It really was!! thank you!!!

Taryn said...

What a wonderful post! Not too many remember this day in history, so many thanks for sharing!
I am in love with space travel/exploration as well. I planned both of my vacations in 2006 to watch Space Shuttle Atlantis and Discovery go up! LOL! I love the space program and wanted to see those beauties take off before they shut the program down.

Hope all is well!

Love,
Taryn

heidi said...

I cannot imagine how amazing it must have been!!! If I really think about it I am just amazed it could be done!

Dori said...

Joan,
Thanks for stopping by to read my post. I read yours and I loved it :) The moon landing does stick into our consciousness doesn't it? :)

Se'lah,
Glad you stopped by :) It certainly was a great day for humanity.

Valdese Blogger,
How cool :) I don't remember it because I was a little one, but I love just sitting back and admiring what it took to get there. Thanks for sharing your memories.

Vchelle,
I'm so glad that this was an inspirational post for you :) I really am. It inspires me to think of it all and what it took to do this. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Taryn,
Glad you liked my post :) Oh I would love to see the Space Shuttle go up before they end the program. Lucky you! :) I know it must have been great. I'm doing fine and I hope you are well too.

Heidi,
Yeah, it must have been incredible to watch it live on tv at the time. You and I are thinking the same thing...how incredible it all really was. Amazing stuff! :)