Celebration, American Style


America knows how to do the celebration.

If you take great risks,

If you explore new horizons,

That is good.

If you do it while the world watches you [live],

That is beyond good.

In 1962,when I am two years old,in Wuhan, China,

John Glenn, American pilot, astronaut,

Rides a great rocket into orbit,

Around the Earth.

This is the America that I love.

I am thankful that you are close to us.

I love your celebrations.

The Mercury Astronauts, truly the Right Stuff!

In 1963, Gordon Cooper, "Gordo", orbits the Earth 22 times.

He said,once,

"You asked, who is the best pilot that ever lived?"

"Well, you are looking at him".