|The Space Shuttle Challenger lifting off at the Kennedy Space Center. (January 28, 1986)|
Picture courtesy the NASA Kennedy Space Center
It was another cold January day in South St. Paul, Minnesota. I was in sixth grade at Lincoln Elementary School. It was just after lunch when a friend and I were walking back to school after fulfilling our crossing guard duties for the departing morning Kindergarten students. A passing car stopped us and told us the news of the Challenger explosion and told us to run back to school to let them know. By the time we arrived the news had already spread. TVs were brought into our classrooms and we spent the afternoon watching footage over and over of the tragedy.
Do you remember where you were on January 28, 1986?