My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for MICHIGANS OWN INC, Frankenmuth, MI, USA
After watching the first launch of Space Shuttle Columbia on TV when in the 2nd grade, I was so amazed with the event that I decided I wanted to become an astronaut. In 1983 I learned that a museum in nearby Frankenmuth, now known as the Michigan Heroes Museum, displayed the uniforms and flightsuits of Michigan's astronauts. After several visits over several years, I formed a friendship with our museum's founder, Stan Bozich. This resulted in many opportunities to meet some of our astronauts when they visited. While my dream of becoming an astronaut did not become reality, my admiration of those honored in the Michigan Heroes Museum helped drive me to become an engineer with a local automotive supplier. My frequent visits led me to read many stories of heroism, selflessness and patriotism of those who have defended our great nation. When searching for a hero, one needs to look no further than the 850+ stories in the collection of the Michigan Heroes Museum. Serving on this museum's board of directors with some amazing people, including a former astronaut, is the honor of a lifetime. I recommend everyone to visit and support!