I Remember Where I Was, Do You? Very Sad!

Real Estate Agent with Oakstone Properties, Homes in Richmond VA

Hello Everyone!  This is your friend Nate Rowe the realtor in Richmond VA representing homes in Richmond VA and homes in Henrico County VA.  I love Richmond VA real estate.

Today, I want to spotlight a historical event.  Some historical events affect the future in ways we regret or celebrate forever.  Some are just footnotes in the chain of human existence. I was in my elementary school classroom watching on T.V. when this event happened.

On January 28th, 1986 space shuttle Challenger was launched on a cold morning in Florida.  Just over 1 minute into the flight, an "O-ring" seal failed in the fuel storage area causing a destructive explosion.  Seven brave crew members, Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAullife, Gregory Jarvis and Judith Resnik were lost that day.  That night during a television statement President Reagan addressed the world to say "We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of Earth' to ‘touch the face of God'.

Please remember, if you know of anyone looking at homes in Richmond VA or homes in Henrico County VA, I would love a chance to help them out.  I love helping people find Richmond Real Estate.

Thank You,

Nate Rowe   Your Realtor in Richmond VA for Homes in Richmond VA

Oakstone Properties


Comments (4)

Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Nate, you make me feel old... I was a junior in College... had just moved into my Fraternity and was back visiting people in my old dorm...

Jan 28, 2009 06:04 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I remember exactly where I was.  I was at home with my babies and my mother and sister were visiting.  We were all horrified, sitting in front of the TV.  It was so horrible.  I didn't know today was the anniversary. 

Jan 28, 2009 08:27 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Nate, I remember very clearly where I was. I was in outside sales and had a friend in town from Rome Italy. We were getting ready to go out and do some site seeing and had the TV on. In my life, it was the first time I had ever seen something so traumatic live on TV!

Jan 29, 2009 09:36 AM
Marjorie Taylor
Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

I too remember where I was on that day, hard to forget such a tragedy.  I was in Jacksonville, Florida attending a Century 21 sales training class.  The instructor put it on TV and we were all simply horror-struck by what we were watching.  Almost unbelievable as if we could not believe our eyes.

Jan 29, 2009 09:56 PM