From Neil Armstrong’s family: “For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request.”

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 25, 2012
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“RIP Neil. Thank you for inspiring a generation.”

It should give us joy that he got to see Curiosity continue his journey before passing away.

Click here for video of his moment.

From his family:

“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,


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.”

Click below for Nine Quotes about the universe:


And, finally:

He will be mourned by his families and friends; he will be mourned by his nation; he will be mourned by the people of the world; he will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send one of her sons into the unknown.

In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in his death, he binds more tightly the brotherhood of man.

In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.

Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man’s search will not be denied. But he was the first, and he will remain the foremost in our hearts.

For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.




About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “From Neil Armstrong’s family: “For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request.””

  1. mark says:

    Like Washington, he could have been a king! He could have exploited being the first man to step on the moon. He could have created a brand. He could have been a corporate insider with Congress.

    He chose to do none of those. He chose a simple life and seemed content to be who he was. If only we could be so modest.

    In the dictionary, next to the word entry inspiration, there should be a picture of Mr Armstrong holding his space helmet.

  2. ava says:

    hhmm, well, we can also look up at the stars and question why neil armstrong would be an accomplice to this BIG LIE, the huge mass hoax, one of the biggest dupes in history, of the 'man on the moon'! sorry to break the fantasy, the pretty little cinderella hero story, but it never happened. it was just another government hollywood fairy tale. look closely at the terribly fake footage and it screams out 'hollywood set-up' the props and back drop are ridiculous. you can thank him for helping to perpetuate american arrogance, stupidity and willing to believe anything, even though, in 45 years, they havent managed to make it back to the errr, moon! when i look up to the stars and moon, i will thank mother earth that she is able to withstand all the idiots inhabiting her planet…