Joe Ritch, US Space and Rocket Center Foundation chairman, was the final
Thank you, Larry, really, for that nice comment. [Laughter] Please don't
First, thank all of you for coming.
As one that grew up in this area I can remember the days when this creature
back here was knocking our windows out as it vibrated leaves. We grew up with
our heroes, our astronauts, and I see some of you here. It's very exciting.
But frame this thing and build a home for it, where it's gonna stay for
generations to come. It's so very important. Under the direction of Bill
[Gurley, Saturn V Restoration Project chairman] and all the people who have
worked on this, this is so important for us and it's such an exciting moment to
preserve such an important part of this world's history and it was made right
Also, this staff that we've been working with: We thought the goal was
unrealistic, it would never happen, and they did it. So I want to ask all
of you to give a big round of applause to this staff.
This is the easy part. I'm gonna call for the groundbreaking. It looks, if
you think we're gonna build a building overnight, we're gonna build a dirt
horseshoe. Brenda does not think that Larry knows how to work a shovel, so I
ask all of those in the crowd for the groundbreaking to please come over here,
grab your shovel, and let's go to work. And, again, thank you for being here.