Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tucson photos

One of our little day trips around Tucson was to the Pima Air and Space Museum.  Lots of planes, lots of military stuffs.  And lots of planes.  And more planes.

But this particular plane humbled me.

In January of 1981, the freed hostages from Iraq flew back home on this plane.  I videotaped that return to solid ground back then and I still have it on videotape to this day.  I'm still moved to tears whenever I watch it.  This was the very plane that brought them all home.

Also at the Pima Air and Space Museum, I saw this...

The world's largest paper airplane!

I don't think it fared too good in the air, though.


But nothing, nothing at all, was as humbling as this.  This is the spot that Gabrielle Giffords was shot just over a year ago.

I could hardly breathe when I saw it.

It's not comemorated at all.  It's just a simple walkway between a Whole Foods grocery store and a Starbucks.  Lives were lost here.  Right here.  And one courageous woman was shot in the head and fought her way back to life.  Right here.

I was glad Elizabeth showed this to me.  Very glad.  And I'm not even sure why...

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