Rising above tragedy


We watched entranced as the shuttle Challenger rose into the clear Florida morning. Seconds later it was obvious that something was terribly wrong. There was an explosion, we saw the rocket separate, and the space mission came to an abrupt halt.

After the initial disbelief, we shared the shock and the tears of all those who witnessed the scene, whether at the launch site or at home on television. Then we asked ourselves what we could do in a time of tragedy such as this. Is there anything that can be done to help heal the shock and the sadness?

March 3, 1986

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