Thursday, 19 May 2011

Sue's challenge 104

The first big news story I clearly remember is the day man walked on the moon. 

Journaling reads: "July 20th, 1969. The day Neil Armstrong walked on the moon - and it was my birthday!  The day was full of suspense, because we didn’t know exactly when the first man would touch the surface of the moon. We kept the TV on constantly and stayed closed to see the adventure unfold. Just 3 basic news channels back then, and most of us were watching Walter Cronkite narrate this historic event. Phil remembers trying to take pictures of the TV screen with his camera. Not too successful. It was a big deal to fulfil President Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. We were so proud of our country. What a great moment to share with a little girl turning nine!"


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