Saturday, August 25, 2012

One giant leap

There are some moments in your life that are indelibly burned into your memory.

That moment when I was ten years old, sitting in the living room with my family watching Neil Armstrong's shadowy figure on our black & white TV stepping off the foot of the lunar landing and making that famous statement is one of my most memorable.

Then, during all those years after the flight when a lesser man may have tried to cash in on his historic accomplishment, Armstrong chose a quiet life, teaching engineering at University of Cincinnati and living on a farm. He eschewed the public eye and when he spoke about the moon landing he was usually quite reserved and brief.

Rest in peace, Neil Armstrong. You were one of the good guys, and a true American hero.

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