One small step for [a] man. One giant leap for mankind.

apollo_11_crewI was home sitting at my desk when I first noticed the news of Mr. Armstrong’s passing. It seemed to me, that I had just experienced one of those defining moments; My parents’ generation has the infamous, “where were you when Kennedy was shot?”, or apropos here, “where were you when they landed on the moon?” At a deep level, I suddenly felt I would always know exactly where I was when I found out that Mr. Armstrong had died.

In the statement released by the family of Neil Armstrong following his death, they said, “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.”