Neil Armstrong Has Cleared the Tower


Neil Armstrong


Another hero of the First Space Age has died. Astronaut Neil Alden Armstrong has passed away after complications of heart surgery. I was only 16 when he took his first footstep onto the Moon, but he was one of those people who remained a hero to me throughout my life. He symbolizes not just that first step, but the state of our space exploration dreams as they were back then. His footsteps should be leading us forward and I hope that they will.  In the meantime, take to heart these words from his family:

“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.”

Mr. Armstrong, here’s to ya, lad!


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  2. Jon Hale

    As an Aussie I was in awe of the American space program. It was the prime example of what dedicated men and women can do when inspired by great words and deeds. Neil Armstrong was the ultimate example of dedication, commitment and honor , as well as being a humble man who did not seek fame. We can all be inspired by his deeds.

    What a shame my comments are in the past tense. America needs to be bold again, for its own good as well as the good of the world. America needs to inspire us again with courageous deeds. It is Americas destiny to be great and to be an inspiration to others. America – you have been blessed don’t ignore the blessing you have had. You can regain your greatness and honor.
    Let Neil Armstrong’s passing ignite a new adventure in space to motivate and inspire all of us to reach for a better tomorrow. God bless America.

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