Saturday, August 25, 2012
We all felt as if we knew him. He was a government employee who became an American hero back when such things were fashionable. His words will always be remembered, his flag remains on the moon as does that first footprint, that giant leap for mankind.
I visited the small town of Wapakaneta where he grew up just south of Lima Ohio. They built this place to remember the extraordinary journey of this steely-eyed naval aviator and honor all the Ohioans who have gone into space. More have been born or educated there it is said than in any other state.
It is a quiet and contemplative place, now a memorial to his life.
Godspeed, Neil Armstrong.