The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on WND Faith
May 20, 1927, at 7:52am, one of the greatest feats in aviation began as 25-year-old Charles A. Lindbergh left Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, in his silver monoplane named The Spirit of St. Louis. Thirty-three and a half hours later he landed in Paris, completing the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Lindbergh was decorated by the president of France, the King of England and President Calvin Coolidge. The son of a Congressman, Charles Lindbergh was a test pilot for a St. Louis firm, performed feats of barnstorming and became an Air Service Reserve cadet, flying mail routes to Chicago.
At the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, Feb. 1, 1954, Charles Lindbergh stated: “It was not the outer grandeur of the Roman but the inner simplicity of the Christian that lived through the ages.”
On the Bicentennial of Air and Space Flight, Feb.post was originally published on this site