In honor of this great American holiday, we commemorate a great American hero. Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), the former U.S. naval Aviator, Apollo 11 mission Commander, and the first man to set foot on the moon, died last Saturday, August 25th, at the age of 82. Much has has been written about the historic achievements of Armstrong and his fellow crew members, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, so I will spare you my attempts to sum up the life of such an extraordinary man with such an inadequate a medium as words. Instead I will share with you some of the many iconic photographs taken throughout his life as an attempt to pay tribute, allowing each picture to speak for itself. Enjoy
A statement released by the Armstrong family after his death read: "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."
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