Friday, August 1, 2014
A few weeks ago, I received a wonderful reminder of the importance of intrepid endeavors and the humanistic value they can bring. The event that had me thinking of this was The Lindbergh Foundation's 35th Anniversary celebration, which hosted former U.S. astronauts, Neil Armstrong, James Lovell and Eugene Cernan - the first man to walk on the moon, the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, and the last man to walk on the moon. They were there to talk of their personal involvement with The Lindbergh Foundation. You see, Neil Armstrong helped found the Foundation as co-chair of its endowment fundraising efforts. Captain James Lovell was on its first Board. And, Captain Eugene Cernan was a recipient of the Foundation's Spirit Award in 2007. But, here's the part that really stands out to me - they didn't focus solely on this part of their involvement.
“Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation, in turn, becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on to the future.” – Charles Lindbergh