7. McNair was buried in Lake City
More than 1000 people attended a memorial for Ronald in Lake City, days after the Challenger tragedy. On May, 18, 1986, the McNair family buried Ronald at the church in Lake City he attended as a child. After his long journey, Lake City’s greatest hero came home for good. 300 people attended the funeral, and the procession reached half a mile in length. His tomb reads, âI urge you to go forth with the knowledge that you are better than good enough’. This is an inspirational quote from Ronald’s 1984 commencement address to the University of South Carolina.