Monday, August 27, 2012
RIP Neil Armstrong
I will always remember that July summer day in 1969 when I was sitting on the floor of our family's living room with my eyes glued to the television set. The Apollo 11 spacecraft landed on the moon. A short time later I heard Neil Armstrong utter the words "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". I couldn't believe that people were actually walking on the moon. At that moment Neil Armstrong became not only an American hero, but a hero worldwide. He dedicated his achievements to all people of all nations, not just Americans. On that evening in 1969 I looked up at the moon and thought to myself that there were actually people walking around up there.I will always look up at the moon and remember Neil Armstrong, a hero for the ages. Rest in peace Mr. Armstrong.