Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012

By Lloyd the Idiot

As a kid, and now as an aging adult, I have never considered anyone a greater American hero than Neil Armstrong.  His courage was matched only by his humility.

“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.” — Armstrong’s family, announcing his death in a written statement.



  • edmundburkenator says:

    My parents always got my brother and me up early to watch all of the Apollo launches on TV and they would always keep us up to watch history being made by NASA. I was eight, my brother seven.

    I remember my dad throwing the football with us in our living room to keep us awake so we could see a man step on the moon.

    Thank you Neil Armstrong. Thank you mom and dad.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Great piece on him this morning on CBS Sunday Morning. RIP indeed – too few Americans like this anymore.

  • The thing I respected most about him was his humility. He shunned the publicity and notoriety that could have made him fabulously wealthy.

  • Tom Conway says:

    One of the most vivid memories of my youth/life is that summer day 43 years ago when I watched transfixed as man first walked on the moon. I too always admired that Armstrong served his nation before and after with honor while never seeking notoriety…something we are in need of in these days of idiot reality TV/ celebrity obsessed culture.

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