The death of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, marks the loss of another connection with some of America’s brightest history.
He died Saturday Aug. 25, at the age of 82.
The moon race was another sign that for America, anything was possible, and the future would be even better.
Americans could look to the July 21, 1969 lunar landing and feel that as Americans, they were part of those first historic steps.
As Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface, he spoke the famous words, “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.”
While Neil Armstrong has left us, that brief moment in time, and his dozen words, will always be remembered.