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Flowers left for Neil Armstrong
Commander Armstrong, thank you for your bravery and your service to our country. Thank you most of all for inspiring children everywhere to believe in their dreams. My son hopes to stand next to your lunar footprints someday and continue the mission.....You left your mark in history and your footprint on the moon for all eternity.Men and women like you are no longer born.You came from simple roots and lived a simple,humble life after your coureageous contribution to the world and history. Thank you for being such a fine example for America and for all Americans. You lifted us all up in a magical moment when the world stopped to watch. President Kennedy was right when he said "we would send a man at the end of this decade to the moon and bring him back safely. I wished he could have lived to have seen that - how proud he would have been. Yes, it was "one small leap for man - one giant leap for mankind". You will never be forgotten in years to come. You were indeed blessed with so many accomplishments and a long life. I send my deepest sympathy to your family during this sad time. May the angels guide your soul. Sir, you will be remembered Armstrong's second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent 2 hours exploring, while Michael Collins remained in orbit in the Command Module. Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon along with Collins and Aldrin, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009as an American astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor and United States Naval Aviator. He was the first person to walk on the Moon. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was a United States Navy officer and had served in the Korean War. After the war, he served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he logged over 900 flights. He graduated from Purdue University and the University of Southern California. thank you for being a great historic and heroic figure, you will be missed, happy 83rd birthday!
 Added: Aug. 5, 2013

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