SPEECH: Ronald Reagan Challenger Speech: 30 Years Ago Today
Ronald Reagan actually cancelled his State of the Union address to give this speech homage to the tragic crew of the space shuttle Challenger. And he delivered it a mere 5 hours after the craft exploded in flight.
Just another example of why so many of us loved him as our President. The many pretenders to his seat pale in comparison.
Here's the whole speech, courtesy of the Reagan Library. (And h/t to Ace of Spades for the reminder.)