Letters: Jan. 17, 1969

The Moon and the Earth

Sir: We needed that. Those three brave and simple men, flying farther and faster to more forbidding frontiers than ever before, were an inspiration we have needed and must not now let slip. In tormented 1968, symbols of pride and constructive achievement were singularly lacking in our national life, but to end on such an upswing might be just what we need to urge us to work harder, moan less, and move into 1969 with a new resolve to overcome our earthbound problems.

ELIOT T. PUTNAM JR.

Assistant Chief of...

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