An American hero has passed away today. Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon.
I was not yet born in 1969, but his achievement still holds dear to my heart.
Would that I could salute the flag that will no doubt drape this hero's coffin, to show my proper final respect. Alas, I am rather far away and even if not, in my mind it would be enough.
Tonight, as the Moon shines bright I shall salute the flag that you drove into the Moon and thank you not only as an American hero, but as a hero to all mankind.
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012