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...