Neil Armstrong has passed away. The Moon landing was a milestone and those of my age will remember the excitement, the anticipation, the pride in American Achievement!
His family has released a statement that reads in part
“While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves,” his family said.
“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.
I don’t think anyone who remembers that day has ever looked at the moon and the sky in quite the same way. That moon landing and the Space Program, were a tangible sign that America can do ANYTHING when we put our mind to it. Ingenuity, science, faith in America and a very very large dose of courage went into that journey to the stars.
God Bless M.r Armstrong as he lifts off for his final journey into the great final frontier.