Hello, My Friends!~~
I was nine years old and watching a static-filled black and white TV at our family's vacation home when history was made. Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface, the first human being to do so. Watching that grainy image that July night, all of us on Earth held our breath, widened our eyes, and took that first step with him. He was a pioneer, an explorer with courageous tenacity in league with Columbus, Magellan, Earhart, Cousteau, Gagarin, Shephard, Ride, among others. He was a childhood hero of mine. He was a hero to many although I have read that title wasn't one he subscribed too.
Here's to you, Commander Armstrong. Pioneer and American hero. Rest in peace.