LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Forty years ago Monday, three men were far from home and living-out one of the high points of human history.
Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins, the men of Apollo 11, reached out and touched the moon. Back on earth, millions of us gathered around televisions to watch as men walked on the moon for the first time.
Monday, KTRE caught up with some people who vividly remember that day.
"It was a big surprise to everybody, see that they had landed on the moon and we watched a little on TV about it. And we got to hear them say that first step for mankind you know," said Jack Burrous.
Olivia Miller said, "I believed it, a lot of people didn't believe it."
Robyn Hight said, "It was so exciting to my children, my husband and I, but by brother-in-law didn't believe it and until the day he died, he didn't really believe we landed on the moon.">