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On July 20, 1969, the world collectively held its breath as it witnessed a historical “giant leap” for America. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first human beings to traverse the surface of the moon, they immediately became beacons of boundless possibilities and an example of what happens when one dares to dream. There was the all-too-brief shared moment of awe, where everyone took a moment to shake their personal politics to process the unequivocal achievement that took place in space. That’s what it took to unify a nation: a legendary feat that far surpassed any of their imaginations.

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