In our house is that we have a birthday boy who has turned ten! Likewise, for the first time in 24 years, we don't have a child whose age is in the single digits. More on that later once festivities have passed.
The rest of the non-Bolshevik Americans, however, are celebrating that other great achievement on this day fifty years ago, and that's the Apollo 11 moon landings. Donald McClarey, as can be expected, has some great posts around this, including this one on the event itself.
I won't pollute the day with the Bolsheviks who have tried to downplay and dismiss this great achievement that should unite us. Instead, we try with hope to bring Americans back from the brink, see the charlatans and frauds for what they are, and remember a time when America literally reached for the stars as one.