Saturday, August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong

From the statement released by Neil Armstrong's family through NASA....“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

Neil Armstrong was born in Ohio in 1930, served in the conflict in Korea, became a test pilot and then an astronaut, first on Gemini 8 and then Apollo 11, and on July 21st, 1969 he became the first human being to set foot on the moon.

Back on Earth Armstrong kept out of the public view dedicating himself to teaching and engineering, and setting a constant example of honor and dignity.

Today, Neil Armstrong left this world, but all of us are better for his having been here.

I mourn for our loss, but I also feel hope. Hope for our children and their children and for the entire human race, because men like Neil Armstrong took those first tentative steps into the universe.

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