I met Neil Armstrong once, at a dinner to honor Jimmy Doohan in the early 2000s.

He was not much taller than me, but he was a giant of a man. He was as kind as he was intimidating. 

I don’t remember what I said to him, or what he said to me, because all I could think the entire time was “This man has walked on the fucking moon.”

Rest in peace, Neil. Because of your bravery and your courage, an entire species will forever look into the night sky and see not a mystery, but a destination.

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Published on August 25, 2012 14:48 • 230 views
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message 1: by Cassidy (new)

Cassidy Well said.

message 2: by Sheri (new)

Sheri I think I would have been exactly like you...OMG, he went to the moon! He walked on the moon! Amazing amounts of courage to do that and he will be missed.

message 3: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Forte Great post, Wil. Thank you.

message 4: by Ceremony (new)

Ceremony He was really an outstanding human being !

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