Sunday, August 26, 2012

One Giant Leap

266 days before I was born, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins made history.  Armstrong was the first man on the moon uttering perhaps the most famous phrase of the 20th century. People the world over admired him, a generation of children wanted to be just like him, and though he certainly understood the magnitude of his accomplishment, he remained a humble man until his passing August 25, 2012.  

His family made the following request concerning a tribute to Armstrong, "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."

Thank you for your service to our nation and the world, your example of service and modesty, and the courage to live a life of humility and faith in Christ rather than being wrapped up in the trappings of fame that you could have easily embraced.  

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