July 20, 1969
America was glued to their televisions and any news cast they could find as live streams of the Apollo 11 space craft touched down on the surface of the Moon.
On the 40th anniversary of that day, I take a moment to step back and pay tribute to a man who worked on the Mercury and Gemini Space Programs, and I believe worked for a time on the Apollo Program.
This man has been an influence on me my entire life, and those influences will continue to guide and inspire me for the rest of my life.
That man is my Grandfather, Harold Lankford.
Love you Granddad, and thank you to all the people who have contributed to the exploration of space.