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July 20th, 2009
10:48 AM ET

A giant leap from Ohio

Greene writes that for most, it's pretty certain that 'we're never going to go to the moon.'

Greene writes that for most, it's pretty certain that 'we're never going to go to the moon.'

Bob Greene
CNN Contributor

All over the world this weekend, people are peering up into the night, trying to catch a glimpse of a sliver of the moon.

They're thinking about the moon because of Monday's 40-year anniversary of mankind's first lunar landing. And more than a few people are undoubtedly allowing themselves to dream of traveling to the moon themselves.

It's not going to happen. For almost all of us, it can be said with certainty:

We're never going to go to the moon.

But there's good news:

We can go to Wapakoneta.

Wapakoneta is a town of barely 9,000 people in northwestern Ohio. It may be, in its own quiet way, the most inspiring single place in the United States.

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