Thank You Commander Neil Armstrong (1930-2012); Fly Safely Home

Just the other day the United States of America, and more truthfully stated the entire world, lost a legendary hero as Commander Neil Armstrong passed away at age 82. Armstrong is most famous for being the first man on the Moon and giving us quotes that resonated through history like “The Eagle Has Landed”, and “That’s One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind”. On July 20, 1969 thanks to the abilities of the Apollo 11 spacecraft, Neil took us where no man had gone before. It was amazing and I remember watching this as a small child on the small black and white television that my babysitter had in her kitchen. I can only imagine how this made the folks who were older than me feel. Truly unforgettable actions and stuff that I am glad had been recorded for generations to appreciate and find inspiration in for the years going forward.

I snapped this show of the visible moon during the daylight as the sun was beginning to go down. I’ve yet to figure out how to get a nice photograph of an actual full moon in the night but this will serve my purpose for this memorial reflection. We all owe thanks to a man whose bravery and service to his country found him performing feats that were not unlike something out of the science fiction novels. Commander Armstrong would die from complications resultant of a cardiovascular procedure and according to notes on his Wikipedia entry his family has stated that if we see the moon smiling down on us on a clear night to give it a wink in Neil’s honor. I think we can all do that now can’t we. Rest in Peace Mr. Armstrong. may your journey home be without incident. Thank you for leaving us with memories of your missions and showing us what possibilities lie ahead for those brave enough to take them.

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