Goodnight, Mr Armstrong

26 August 2012 by Pete Etchells, posted in Uncategorized

Thank you for giving me a sense of wonder every time I looked up at the moon when I was growing up.

Thank you for helping me to dream about what planets we might see people step foot on in the future, even if that wasn't your intent.

And most of all, thank you for showing me that goodness, integrity, dignity and respect are earned by the actions over a lifetime, not just during a few fleeting moments on a special day in 1969.

Sleep well.

2 Responses to “Goodnight, Mr Armstrong”

  1. Michael Khan Reply | Permalink

    I'll second that. Every word of it.

    Here is what I wrote just over two years ago, when Neil Armstrong turned 80.

    Watching the Apollo 11 on my aunt's black and white TV is among the earliest detailed memories I have. I was only 7 years old, and yet, from that moment on, I knew what I wanted to do in my life: build spaceships.

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