Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012
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.