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By Deb Fischer
U.S. Senator 

The Best of America


December 25, 2019

On Christmas Eve, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew reached the lunar orbit. The year, as we all know, was full of deep division. But on that night, more than 50 years ago, the astronauts understood they had an opportunity to offer comfort and healing to the fractured nation they were gazing upon from hundreds of thousands of miles away. The Apollo 8 crew delivered a Christmas Eve television broadcast and sent back to earth the following message:

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…

“And God said, ‘Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and le...

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