By Derry London, WLTX
Washington, DC-- Tuesday, December 3rd started for dozens of visitors here like any other, but by the end of their day they would leave with a memory unequivocally once-in-a-lifetime.
Tens of thousands a year visit the Smithsonian Institute's Air and Space museum in Washington, D.C... And I, along with countless others, have spent time in these halls, close to the stars, viewing for the first time old memories of national and international aerospace accomplishments.
The Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 command module, and the rocket-powered X-15 are among the artifacts in the main entrance hall, included in the Smithsonian's Milestones Of Flight exhibit.
Yet this past Tuesday, all these Milestone-setting creations were for four minutes overshadowed.
It started with a single cellist that day, and by the end of four minutes, the United States Air Force band, orchestra, and choral singers along with commander Col. Larry H. Lang would give these unsuspecting museum goers a new memory to take home.
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