As I age, I come across many instances where I can say "an era has passed", but in this case... it's really true.
The first man to ever step foot on the lunar surface has died. He'd undergone surgery on his heart on August 8th, and while he survived the surgery, he passed away today due to complications from that surgery.
For those of us who were alive on July 20th, 1969... It was a seminal moment... one of those where you remember being stuck in front of the screen, hearing those iconic words.... "one small step for man, one giant step for mankind".
Neil's step onto the moon made him suddenly more popular than Lindbergh, one of Armstrong's aviator heroes. Armstrong never became used to the limelight, often downplaying his role in the Apollo 11 mission.
Neil was 82 years old, and he'll be missed.
ALAN MAY, Realtor®
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