Fri August 31, 2012
Hundreds remember Neil Armstrong
Hundreds of people remembered the first man on the moon today. Astronaut Neil Armstrong died nearly a week ago and his funeral was in Indian Hill.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden called the funeral at the Camargo Club beautiful and emotional. He said Neil Armstrong, an extremely private person wouldn't have wanted the attention, but would have approved of the fighter jet fly-over after the service. He called Armstrong the embodiment of everything the nation is about and said it's incumbent to live up to his legacy.
"These are very difficult times but I think Neil would be the first to tell you it's in difficult times that a bold nation steps forward takes risks and does great things."
Bolden recalled Armstrong's humility, his vision and his desire to explore. Astronaut Bill Anders agreed and said it's going to be hard to top his hero status.