Remarks by Telephone to the Wives of the Apollo 8 Astronauts Following the Splashdown in the Pacific
WE ARE so proud of your husbands and so thankful that they are back safely. This has achieved so much for your country throughout the world. I know that nobody is as proud as you three girls who did so much to bring it about.
Note: The President spoke by telephone to Mrs. Frank Borman, Mrs. James A. Lovell, Jr., and Mrs. William A. Anders, who were at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas.
The President's remarks were read to reporters by Wyatt Thomas Johnson, Jr., Acting Press Secretary. They were not made public in the form of a White House press release.
See also Items 637, 647.
Lyndon B. Johnson, Remarks by Telephone to the Wives of the Apollo 8 Astronauts Following the Splashdown in the Pacific Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/236360