Saturday, August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong

Pix- courtesy-internet
The year  I  made my entry into this world ,Neil Armstrong took  his first step on the  Moon.At that time I would have been too young to realize  the hullabaloo about the  legendary moon walk but as I grew up, I learnt so much  about the memorable event.Later and over the years,I  discovered interesting  stories of this great Appollo 11 astronaut.Sadly today,I, alongside the millions,mourn his death.He was a hero to many.During our childhood, as curious as we were, we  were told that a rabbit was up on the moon when we  inquisitively  inquired what it was up  there ( obviously pointing toward the moon).Perhaps that was  what our Grandparents were taught as young kids during bedtime.Is n't it  amazing that we could tell our grandchildren and great- grand children that it is indeed  Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon smiling at us.
It is reported in the news that his family had humbly requested the public to pay tribute to this amazing astronaut and that too, in a very simple way.It is nt too much of a request ,“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.”

Yes ! We salute him for that first small step that has paved the way for giant leaps.

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