posted on Aug, 25 2012 @ 06:26 PM
I do have a relevant personal story of sorts...my ex wife used to work for Andy Williams in Branson, Mo, and Neil Armstrong came to see the show one
night. She got to meet him and had her photo taken with him. I was incredibly jealous, because she had no real interest in space flight or scientific
topics, but I always have been quite keen on everything "space"...I was glad she got the opportunity to meet him though. She said he was very
courteous. We had the picture of her with him on our fridge.
I remember going to Indianapolis as a small child to see the astronauts in a parade....I was nearly 4 years old, and had to sit on my dad's shoulders
to see over the crowd. All I wanted to be as a kid was an astronaut. The space program was always in the news, and America relished having such
(seemingly to me as a child) UNpoliticised heroes to admire. Seeing that parade is one of my earliest memories. My father passed away in February this
year. This seems like an odd but fitting book end to that experience.
You won't look at my posts ( not that anyone does ) and see me waxing emotional about many public figures, but this time, it's different, and it feels
personal. I'm not much of a "Hero worshipper", but this one hits home. I am genuinely touched and saddened.
I know the trolls will jump in and start bringing the whole "Moon Conspiracy" topic up, but I for one believe that those men went to the Moon. I do
believe that they may have seen more than they ever told, but I believe they went there nonetheless. To me personally, Neil Armstrong is a true
American Hero, and yes, a Hero for all of humanity. I hope he will always rightfully be remembered as such.
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