Forty-three years ago today, the world stood still and watched one of the most amazing events of mankind. For a few brief moments, enemies set aside their differences, friends stood in awed silence, individuals ignored their biases, families gathered together and gazed quietly gazed off into space, the intolerant forgot their intolerance and in a unique way, the world was one.
No matter what divided man, in that fateful moment, he was one with every other man. It was a revelation that mankind can get along, and even thrive under the right conditions. The irony of it all is that it didn't require anyone to accept anyone else's beliefs, thoughts or opinions. In that one moment, mankind was united in a universal hope that a fellow human being would be successful and safe. Take a look: