We asked ourselves the question that countless others have, no doubt, asked
"what do you give to a guy who's walked on the moon? "
By comparison, almost anything could be looked upon as insignificant...
This past summer, at the tail end of our family's month long journey through Italy, Gina and I excavated a tiny speck of Earth's history, a piece of the Roman Road from along the path that leads to the Coliseum.
This past week, as we thought about the earthly history that our tiny little rock has witnessed, it became apparent to us that this small symbol was exactly the right gift for you, as simple a gesture as it may seem to be.
Buzz, it is with great reverence to you and for the history that you have shared with the world, that Gina and I present you with this small but significant piece of Earth's history.
May this tiny symbol stir in you, as it has in us, wondrous thoughts of both the past and the future. And may you continue to be inspired to challenge the world toward greater exploration of all kinds.
Presented to Buzz Aldrin at his home on August 25, 2010, as we Toast the Moon and Mars
Dana & Gina Coates