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    On this day in history...

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC1V9Eg9Cfw[/url]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JKIZ7j20EA[/url]

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    I was in 5th grade I think. All the class rooms at my school had a TV on watching live, which seems strange now that I think about it. I remember the teacher crying quite a bit.
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    I was working at a golf course in Connecticut and we had a tournament and I got out early. I love watching the shuttle take off so I raced home and watched the countdown and liftoff. I couldn't believe my eyes when it blew up. I was shocked.

    Reagan's speech after was one of the greatest speeches ever given.

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    sad way to look out Paulie

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    Wow... I had actually never seen that video. That's some heart-wrenching ****.

    And damn, that was one good speech.

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    [QUOTE=ReleasetheAnimal;3484486]

    And damn, that was one good speech.[/QUOTE]

    One of the best Reagan ever delivered.

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    I was in 8th grade and I remember our teachers coming out in the hall telling us what had happend. Do not remember the speech.

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    I was working at a body shop restoring Porsches and Corvettes....Had a little TV on a shelf that the whole shop gathered around in stunned disbelief.

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;3484534]One of the best Reagan ever delivered.[/QUOTE]
    "The future does not belong to the faint-hearted, it belongs to the brave."...perfect.

    I remember that all too well.

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    I was home sick that day, watched it with my dad.

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;3484341][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC1V9Eg9Cfw[/url]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JKIZ7j20EA[/url][/QUOTE]

    I enjoyed watching that. I love watching old speeches from the then president after a tragedy or other significant event. Their leadership are always tested.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgthakFtZQY[/url]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W50RNAbmy3M[/url]

    This is also pretty cool.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4BkzuV0LYE[/url]
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 01-28-2010 at 11:02 PM.

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    never forget that day...was in the cafeteria at St John's hanging with some people when a girl we knew said "I just spoke with my dad- the space shuttle exploded"...every went to the SUB to watch it- stood there with SJU RB Dennis Bligen, who played with the Jets a year later and watched it...

    this video is just half of it- there are some terrible videos which shows Christa McCauliff's parents in the viewing area at NASA watching the launch as the shuttle exploded- they quickly whisk them away...I believe kids from McCauliffe's school were also in the viewing area- you can hear audible gasps and screams from the people when they realized what had happened...

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    Heartbreaking footage...

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd7dxmBLg48[/url]
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 01-28-2010 at 11:14 PM.

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    It may be because I was 9 when he took office and 17 when he left it, but to me, Reagan was [I]the [/I]president.

    This was America, and he was the Captain. He was in charge and when he'd go on and give these speeches, you just felt better.

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    I was with my family on a ski trip that week in Killington, VT. My brothers and I had just come off the slopes and into one of the lodges to get some beers, and a guy we didn't even know is telling us and anyone who would listen that the shuttle had blown up. At first we thought he was some nut.

    We spent the rest of the day and that night watching t.v. coverage of the whole sorry affair.

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    This was my "When Did You Lose Your Innocence" moment in that thread. 1st grade for me.

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    [QUOTE=cr726;3484536]I was in 8th grade and I remember our teachers coming out in the hall telling us what had happend. Do not remember the speech.[/QUOTE]


    you just blocked the great speech from your memory bc it was from Ronald Reagan. I bet you can recite every one of O's speeches!

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    None of them are worth listening to and they are the same in the end. Frauds........

    [QUOTE=Tucker134;3485055]you just blocked the great speech from your memory bc it was from Ronald Reagan. I bet you can recite every one of O's speeches![/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=cr726;3485076]None of them are worth listening to and they are the same in the end. Frauds........[/QUOTE]

    just throwin a dart atcha, CR...relax, it's the weeekend

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    Very true!

    [QUOTE=Tucker134;3485476]just throwin a dart atcha, CR...relax, it's the weeekend[/QUOTE]

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