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WHY WE ARE IGNORING ARMSTRONG
boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/28/12 | Bob Lonsberry

Posted on 08/28/2012 6:20:39 AM PDT by shortstop

As long as mankind is a species of sentience and technology, as long as history is kept and read, the name of Neil A. Armstrong will be known.

It will be Columbus and Magellan and Armstrong, each leapfrogging the other in the innate human impulse to explore, remembered as long as man remembers.

Whether man walked out of Africa or was kicked out of Eden, he went where he’d never been, and his descendants did the same until the earth was peopled and the heavens were challenged.

Some walked across the Bering Strait, others rowed through the nothingness of the south Pacific, or hiked over mountains and swamps and deserts. We conquered this earth and Neil A. Armstrong was the first to conquer beyond.

And history will wonder at the way we ignored his passing.

When the names Romney and Obama have moldered into meaninglessness, school children will still learn the name of Armstrong and be inspired by what he did. His will be one of the greatest names of our era, one of the greatest men to ever live.

This man should have a state funeral.

This man should lie in state in the Capitol.

This man should have been afforded something other than the slightest of half-staff honors.

Yesterday, the president ordered the America flags at federal properties to be flown at half- staff on Friday, the day Neil A. Armstrong is buried.

That seems like a nice gesture, but it is such a slight gesture as to be insulting.

When Obama himself dies, for example, the flag will be lowered for 30 days. The Chief Justice of the United States, or the Speaker of the House, would get 10 days, and if a member of the president’s cabinet were to die, the period of respect would be from the day of their death until the day of their burial.

If a member of Congress dies, the flags are lowered the day they die and the day that follows.

And the first man to walk on the moon gets half that.

It is an honor, but not really.

And it is emblematic of the disrespect being shown this hero in his death. He chose to live humbly, we have chosen to bury him ignobly.

Part of it could be that the one time he spoke up in criticism of a federal policy in all the years since he walked on the moon was just recently, when he harshly criticized the current president for essentially ending America’s manned space flight program.

Obama gets his revenge, but history will have the last say.

And history will understand what we cannot.

Six hundred million people around the world watched this man climb down a ladder on black-and-white television because they understood the significance of what he was doing. They knew they were witnessing history, and they wanted to be a part of it.

Today, we want no part of it.

We have lost the spine and the stones necessary to go new places, to solve hard problems and reach great heights. We are more concerned about not interrupting the welfare cheese than we are about being men and truly exploring.

We have been castrated by a new way of thinking and doing. Neil A. Armstrong rode a rocket of American might, but today’s NASA has specifically denounced any more all-American flights.

It would be arrogant for America to go to Mars or the Moon alone, NASA has said, so we would only go as part of a coalition.

Neil A. Armstrong’s coalition was him and Buzz and an army of crew-cut engineers.

While today’s space exploration consists of landing our seventh rover on the surface of Mars, and politely ignoring the fact that the Spanish weather equipment doesn’t work, the exploration of Armstrong’s era involved creating whole new technologies to go to a whole new place.

Perhaps we have ignored the passing of Neil A. Armstrong because we cannot live up to the legacy of Neil A. Armstrong. Perhaps looking back at him and his era makes us look weak and useless by comparison.

You don’t know how puny you are until you stand next to a giant, and Neil A. Armstrong was a giant. For what he did, and for what he represented.

And now he is gone.

And perhaps he took our soul with him.

Perhaps it’s been downhill since 1969.

He will inspire future generations, but mostly he is shaming ours.

By reminding us of who we used to be.


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It will be Columbus and Magellan and Armstrong, each leapfrogging the other in the innate human impulse to explore, remembered as long as man remembers.

When the names Romney and Obama have moldered into meaninglessness, school children will still learn the name of Armstrong and be inspired by what he did. His will be one of the greatest names of our era, one of the greatest men to ever live.

1 posted on 08/28/2012 6:20:47 AM PDT by shortstop
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To: shortstop

Neal or Lance?.........


2 posted on 08/28/2012 6:22:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: shortstop
"It will be Columbus and Magellan and Armstrong..."

I would include Lewis & Clark in that pantheon as well.

3 posted on 08/28/2012 6:25:13 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: shortstop

Why doesn’t the Republicans have a memorial service for the guy. They have the microphone for the next three days. Use it for some good. There are two stories hogging up the airwaves....the storm and the GOP. Nothing else is going on.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 6:25:46 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: shortstop

Yesterday, the president ordered the America flags at federal properties to be flown at half- staff on Friday, the day Neil A. Armstrong is buried.

I told everyone that Armstrong would get his flag day at 1/2 staff. Nobody believed me but I knew it 100 percent. Right again. Someday you guys will at least believe 1/2 what I say.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 6:27:24 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Red Badger

I disagree with this article. I’ve done google searches on his death and followed twitter. I was amazed at even the young celebrities who chimed in on his death.

Even the BBC had shows talking about him and all over the world. Armstrong wouldn’t want any fanfare at all.He would not want a state funeral. He truly felt he was doing his job, doing what he loved and was just fortunate to be at the right place at the right time.

Just because CBS NBC or ABC doesn’t do a big story doesn’t mean anything. They are irrelevant.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 6:29:41 AM PDT by ground_fog
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To: shortstop

Funny thing about Armstrong...He’d probably look at all this fuss and say “nahhhhhhh”...

But he’d say it in a way that could be written down for the ages to learn from...

There was economy of effort in the things he said and did in his lifetime, and that is a lesson in and of itself...

IIRC, you could go back and look at the medical telemetry and when the 1200 series of alerts came from HOUSTON to the Eagle about those concerns...

I believe his heartrate stayed normal...I stand to be corrected,but that is what I remember of a little side story years ago...

But hey...He was not alone in that effort either...There was another guy there in that lander...And he lost a pretty good friend there...


7 posted on 08/28/2012 6:29:49 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: napscoordinator

Good question.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 6:35:38 AM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: shortstop

The death of Neil Armstrong wasn’t ignored. The second he died, and for some time thereafter, this was the lead story on every newsbreak, on every tv screen news crawler, etc. I heard it, I saw it, it was dominant.

What happened is that people have gone on from there in a somewhat understated way, not like Kennedy, King, etc being assassinated. The circumstances of Armstrong’s death at 82, from heart disease, wasn’t shocking. He had lived as long as his body was able, so he passed from this life, and his enormous achievement was noted.

Beyond that, where would you go? Neil Armstrong was very understated and hated personal publicity. The man would not want anything more than what he received. He was PAINFULLy against anything more than that in life, and no doubt, in death.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 6:36:12 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: shortstop
Obama, “Armstrong didn't do that, the government provided the rocket, the suit, the training, and his 3rd grade school teacher.”

In point of fact, I have always been astounded by how very little homage was given to the Mercury and Apollo astronauts. I would guess that 99% of Americans could have run into Alan Shepard or Neil Armstrong at the grocery store, and never recognized them. 50% of Americans alive today probably couldn't even tell you who they were, if provided the name.

10 posted on 08/28/2012 6:36:43 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: shortstop
Same reason Ubama dismantled NASA.

He hates white boys and their achievements.

I am not being facetious.

11 posted on 08/28/2012 6:37:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: napscoordinator
The flags around me have been at half staff for about the last month, I'm not sure why, the Colorado shooting? IMO, lowering the flag should be reserved for very special honors, Mr. Armstrong definitely deserves it.
12 posted on 08/28/2012 6:37:30 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: shortstop
We've traded greatness for fairness.

Nothing is allowed now unless it includes females and minorities.

Greatness is done, and will be eradicated from history; look at Columbus for object lesson #1.

Just like the arch-bureaucrats want it.

13 posted on 08/28/2012 6:39:30 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Joe 6-pack
Armstrong surpasses them all in terms of immortality. He was the first man ever to set foot on another celestial body. It can never be surpassed, even for the first man on Mars. Gargarin and Armstrong will be forever remembered, not just by Americans but mankind.

Lewis and Clark were American heroes but they are scarcely known anywhere else.

14 posted on 08/28/2012 6:41:52 AM PDT by kabar
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To: shortstop
It will be Columbus and Magellan and Armstrong.

Actually Armstrong was probably the only legitimate first. The Vikings, at a minimum, preceded Columbus and Magellan died prior to circling the globe.

15 posted on 08/28/2012 6:43:58 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
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To: shortstop
WHY WE ARE IGNORING ARMSTRONG

Other than another excuse to put his ugly face in a picture, the kenyan usurper has yet to figure out how to capitalize on a True American Hero who was humble. Therefore, ignoring him so that Hussein remains the center of attention, is the strategy.

16 posted on 08/28/2012 6:48:29 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: napscoordinator
Why doesn’t the Republicans have a memorial service for the guy. They have the microphone for the next three days. Use it for some good. There are two stories hogging up the airwaves....the storm and the GOP. Nothing else is going on.

The libs had Paul Wellstone.
17 posted on 08/28/2012 6:49:03 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Red Badger

“Neal or Lance?.........”

...haf mast for losing his Tour de France trophies? In an Obama world, it makes sense.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 6:51:49 AM PDT by albie
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To: ground_fog

He was a humble man.
He did not crave the limelights or the fortune and fame.
He is remembered by those he inspired and will always do so...........


19 posted on 08/28/2012 6:52:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: albie

In our celeb-ri-world it sure would...........


20 posted on 08/28/2012 6:54:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: shortstop
Neil Armstrong represented everything the liberals hate about America. He was a brilliant, ambitious, goal-oriented, rugged leader and-most vexing of all-he was humble to the bone. His triumph was built on hard work, sacrifice and commitment, all things that are anethema to the progs.

He also was openly critical of the White Hut's (non-)space policy. I'm sure that went a long way to putting him on Zero's sh*tlist.

21 posted on 08/28/2012 6:58:16 AM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: shortstop
"When Obama himself dies, for example, the flag will be lowered for 30 days."

The Flag at Castle MacNessa will fly high and proud during that period.

Neil Armstrong's landing on the moon was the culmination of an arduous team effort and stands as one of the great technological accomplishments of all time. The voyage itself was fraught with danger - recall how many of our Astronauts have perished in the performance of their duties. Armstrong acquitted himself magnificently, with courage, grace and humility.



How upside down are the values of this Administration that the Flag is lowered for victims of random violence and not lowered for our honored Fallen, and lowered only for a single day for a hero like Neil Armstrong!

The passing of Neil Armstrong deserves, IMHO, a much greater tribute than this Administration has accorded him.

Godspeed Neil Armstrong and Rest in Peace!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

22 posted on 08/28/2012 6:58:16 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Mike Darancette
And don't forget St. Brendan the Navigator! :)



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 08/28/2012 7:02:00 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Obama ordered the flags lowered and delivered his usual insincere tribute. Now he's hoping to wrangle an invitation to the funeral service so he can campaign.
24 posted on 08/28/2012 7:02:44 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: shortstop

Shout out for Astronaut Michael Collins, the third member of the Apollo 11 crew.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 7:06:06 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tantaros: "Plainly put, Romney and Ryan can't push granny off the cliff. Obama beat them to it.")
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To: shortstop
"WHY WE ARE IGNORING ARMSTRONG?"

Because the current President was only "Made In America?"

He does not have a clue how to speak of nor honor anyone of greatness?

And of course the minions surrounding him could care less of anything that might acknowledge "American Exceptionalism"

26 posted on 08/28/2012 7:07:28 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: napscoordinator

Whitney Houston got nearly a week of having the flag at half staff. How does she rate above Neil Armstrong? Neil has accomplished more than she has in an endeavor that MEANT something. Singing and acting are fluff compared to going to the moon and doing what Neil and the rest of those guys did back then. The shooting at that temple a few weeks ago garnered a few days of having the flag lowered. And Neil gets ONE DAY!

Does he deserve a state funeral? Probably because of who is was, that being the first to set foot on another world. But he was a private man and will get a private service. He may have wanted things that way. He may have been embarassed by a full blown state funeral.


27 posted on 08/28/2012 7:07:52 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: SampleMan

Brings back memories of the early space program.

I can still name all 7 Mercury astronauts. Alan Shepherd, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton. Back in the day, they were all heroes.

They all paved the way for the Appolo moon landings, and all other space activity since.


28 posted on 08/28/2012 7:11:18 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kabar

they will be remembered, as long as history is taught. Do they teach school kids about things such as the moon landings?

I got in an argument the other day with somebody, about California’s new law that requires teaching homosexual, trans-whatever history. I said that with limited school time, that teaching homosexual history would crowd out other things. And I am convinced that history such as our space program could indeed be squeezed out in favor of politically correct history.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 7:14:35 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: shortstop
A little remembered fact about the lunar mission.

Along with the American Flag, Armstrong and Aldrin left this little item on the surface of the moon.

The Apollo One Mission patch designed by the three astronauts themselves.

A memorial to their three comrades who died in the command module fire during a test on the launch pad. Apollo One, the flight that never was.

The investigation of the fire uncovered severe deficiencies and lapses in the NASA mind set, design flaws, and dereliction in monitoring contract work, not to mention the cover-up efforts after the fact.

The Wikipedia piece is worth the read.

30 posted on 08/28/2012 7:16:04 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: shortstop

Unnoticed, by intent...a male, and a white guy as well...


31 posted on 08/28/2012 7:23:23 AM PDT by B212
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To: shortstop
As long as mankind is a species of sentience and technology, as long as history is kept and read, the name of Neil A. Armstrong will be known.

Or to paraphrase what one of high school teachers once said about Neil Armstrong, "A thousand years from now when students pick up their history books and the entire 20th century is reduced to one or two pages, Neil Armstrong being the first man on the moon will be what they read learn our time."

32 posted on 08/28/2012 7:28:55 AM PDT by apillar
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To: NCC-1701
Whitney Houston got nearly a week of having the flag at half staff. How does she rate above Neil Armstrong?

I assume this is a rhetorical question.

33 posted on 08/28/2012 7:29:29 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: shortstop
Neil Armstrong:

78 missions over Korea for a total of 121 hours in the air. He received the Air Medal for 20 combat missions, a Gold Star for the next 20, and the Korean Service Medal and Engagement Star.

Master of science degree in aeronautical engineering.
Professor of aeronautical engineering Purdue University.
Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy
The Sylvanus Thayer Award
The Collier Trophy from the National Aeronautics Association
Congressional Gold Medal.
The lunar crater Armstrong, 31 mi (50 km) from the Apollo 11 landing site, and asteroid 6469 Armstrong[133] are named in his honor.

HE WALKED ON THE FREAK'N MOON!
WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE!

Treating his death as a sidebar, as a trivial foot note, absolutely disgusts me to the point of vomiting in my throat.

Any leader of our nation who had an once of character and respect would go on national television and pay tribute to the greatest American to ever live and declare a national day of mourning, propose a plan to send man to Mars with in the next decade and remind us all that it is not what the nation can do for you, it's about what you can do for your nation.

I am so enraged, disappointed, and designedly disgusted with today's culture of irresponsible, underachieving and mentally disabled gurly-men who are shaping and controlling the minds of our future generations.

I mourn for Neil Armstrong.
I mourn for our nation.
I mourn for our children.
I mourn for our greatness. I mourn for our freedom and our Republic.

34 posted on 08/28/2012 7:31:03 AM PDT by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: shortstop
I believe Neil Armstrong would reject the comparison to Columbus and Magellan, who organized and commanded their entire efforts from the ground up.

I've heard two lunar astronauts (Collins and Cernan) speak in person. Both of them went out of their way to emphasize that they got the PR because their skiils and training enabled them to sit at the sharp end of the rocket, but that there were thousands of others who contributed every bit as much as the astronauts did.

35 posted on 08/28/2012 7:31:51 AM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: Mike Darancette
The Vikings, at a minimum, preceded Columbus

That's true. And their may have been other Europeans before them. But they weren't robust enough to project themselves onto the New World. We are the cultural descendents of Columbus, not Ericson.

36 posted on 08/28/2012 7:32:25 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: B212
Unnoticed, by intent...a male, and a white guy as well...

Unfortunately I think that's a lot of it. Armstrong wasn't a minority, a women or gay. He wasn't an outspoken liberal, he didn't push a "cause" such as global warming or gay rights and by all accounts he was publicly apolitical and refused to endorse a candidate from any party. In other words, he just didn't fit the narrative of the modern "hero" as defined by the media.

37 posted on 08/28/2012 7:38:45 AM PDT by apillar
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To: jboot
Zero's sh*tlist

Crackers on the moon rank right up there.

I wonder if stomping around on the moon was an especially heinous blasphemy for the moongod worshipers. After all, twelve crackers have walked on the moon, all Americans.

FUBO

38 posted on 08/28/2012 7:40:36 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Charles Martel
Whitney Houston got nearly a week of having the flag at half staff. How does she rate above Neil Armstrong?

Neil Armstrong needed a billion dollar rocket to get as high as the moon...Whitney Houston only need a few grams of crack.

39 posted on 08/28/2012 7:41:23 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar

It would be interesting to compare and contrast with the media’s treatment of Sally Ride’s recent passing.


40 posted on 08/28/2012 7:42:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I remember the July day in 1969 when the entire world watched in awe at a grainy black and white picture that was beamed back from the moon as Neil Armstrong left the confines of the lunar lander to become the first man to step on the moon.

The US had “won” the space race and in the process had developed a lot of the technology we take for granted today. It was a time when crew-cut, pocket-protector wearing engineers and square-jawed test pilots ruled the earth.

Most of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts went about their post flight careers without the need to seek publicity. Armstrong was no exception. His was the ultimate accomplishment, but he chose to shun the limelight and live out his years as an academian.

If you've ever had the opportunity to visit the Armstrong museum in his hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio you'll find it is as he was; simple, purposeful, but not self-serving.

I did not know Neil Armstrong personally, but I've known many men like him. I doubt he would want the fanfare of a state funeral. Nor would he care if the flags were lowered to half-staff for 1 day or 30. It was never about him. He was one of many who just happened to draw the flight assignment that ended up on the moon.

The President can publish a picture of himself standing in silhouette. He can stare at the moon and the stars and offer up some prose (written by another) that attempts to show some link between a man of little accomplishment and one whose accomplishment will never be equaled.

But at the end of the day, when the President is no longer in office and largely forgotten, the lunar lander, the American flag, (tattered by solar winds) and the footprints of a true American hero will still be embedded in the lunar surface.

Rest in Peace Neil A. Armstrong. YOU will always be remembered.

41 posted on 08/28/2012 7:54:11 AM PDT by offduty
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The oldest of them is John Glenn (91) who is still around along with the other survivor, Scott Carpenter (87). It is hard to believe that these heroes of my youth are almost all gone.

I have enjoyed and own that excellent movie, "The Right Stuff", that is as good a movie on this topic and history as can be found. It is hard to believe that the Mercury Program Astronauts were named in 1959 and the last Mercury flight was Gordo Cooper's in 1965.

When you hear about rockets failing, even today, 50 years after the Mercury Program, it becomes more clear how dangerous these missions were. Yes, they were test pilots and knew the risks, but nevertheless, they are genuine HEROES!

And yes, Dilbert San Diego, I too can name them from memory and even their military affiliations as well. As a young Army Brat, I resented the fact that there were no Army Astronauts at that time. Somehow rotary wing test pilots didn't make the cut. Ah well!

42 posted on 08/28/2012 8:00:21 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

As long as there is written history of mankind, Armstrong will be remembered regardless of what is taught to Americans during the 21st century. Armstrong setting foot on the moon is an immutable fact. His footprints are still there.


43 posted on 08/28/2012 8:08:30 AM PDT by kabar
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To: SES1066

Well, you got me there. I didn’t know the military affiliations of the Mercury 7!!

They were all heroes. It was a different time back then. There was a lot of excitement back then about us going into space. Can’t think of anything going on nowadays which excites people that way.


44 posted on 08/28/2012 8:08:32 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ground_fog
"I disagree with this article."

I don't...

FTA..."He will inspire future generations, but mostly he is shaming ours.

"By reminding us of who we used to be.

Many in this generation don't want to be reminded of American exceptionalism. It's not so much about those who know of and admire Armstrong, it's what he and his generation REPRESENT. American ingenuity, individuality, exceptionalism, accomplishment, drive, desire, motivation, etc.

Armstrong represents many of the same characteristics that made America great. The same characteristics that many in today's society want swept under the rug as they destroy America.

Spot on Bob Lonsberry!

45 posted on 08/28/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: shortstop
He was a hero - what he did required tremendous bravery and sense of duty. He may have been one of the bravest men who ever lived. But, it's a stretch to say he was "one of the greatest men who ever lived", or even to compare him to Columbus, Magellan or Cook.

Who remembers the name of the brave sailor in Columbus' crew who first stepped ashore in the New World?

46 posted on 08/28/2012 8:09:51 AM PDT by Vide
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To: apillar

Are we sure that people 1,000 years from now won’t learn instead about Harvey Milk, “Chazz” Bono, and their ilk????


47 posted on 08/28/2012 8:10:51 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kabar
Armstrong will be remembered regardless of what is taught to Americans during the 21st century.

Of course at the rate our education system is going, this will be the typical American in the future


48 posted on 08/28/2012 8:11:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kabar

I hope you are right that Armstrong will be remembered.

I am concerned too, that the space program doesn’t seem to generate interest among many people anymore. So, I was also thinking that people in the future may not care that we had sent astronauts to the moon.


49 posted on 08/28/2012 8:13:29 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The Right Stuff....


50 posted on 08/28/2012 8:16:32 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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