January 15, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of what is known as "Miracle of the Hudson." This is the day that US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III landed flight 1549 on the Hudson River after the plane was disabled by two bird strikes.

155 people are alive because of the knowledge and experience that Capt Sully brought into the cockpit that day. While everyone watched on TV and sat back to take a deep breath to be thankful that there were survivors that day, was this also the day that the United States took notice of Sully's champion mustache? A mustache that could be considered responsible for launching a mustache and beard craze across the US?

Ok, it probably had absolutely nothing to do with it, but here in the Hudson Valley haven't you noticed the increase in beards and mustaches since then? Not only the physical growth of facial hair but also the beard culture and grooming products that are available to keep those manly facial hair(s) under control?

Like I said the two are probably not involved, but as we sit back and appreciate the fact that it has been 10 years since that day Capt Sully landed the plane on the Hudson River and we celebrate the 155 lives that were able to rejoin their families, can anyone say that they are not upset that Capt Sully shaved his mustache?

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