Saturday, August 25, 2012

To The Moon And Beyond

I just read the news on 
An American hero
has passed across the
wide expanse of time
and space to his
final home.
A man who went above and beyond
what was expected of mankind..
a dream realized
of seeing man on the moon.
I remember sitting with my father
watching the landing on
an old Philco TV,
pregnant with my first son.
My father in awe having 
lived from horse and buggy  to
a space rocket on the moon.
I have a lump in my throat
tonight as I bid good-bye
to someone who was part
of my youth's history.
RIP
Neil Armstrong
You will not soon be forgotten.
your photo name

13 comments:

ImSoVintage said...

definitely a sad passing, my friend.

helen tilston said...

He was a hero and will be missed. May he rest in peace
Helenx

Sarah said...

We just read the news as well. Like you, I remember watching this piece of history unfold on the TV set. A true American hero! Thanks for the lovely tribute.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

An American Hero! Yes, he will be missed! Thanks for sharing this lovely tribute!

Anonymous said...

One of those defining moments that those of us old enough to remember can recall with total clarity.

Anonymous said...

I remember watching it on tv, as well. A lovely tribute, Diana.

The enchanted home said...

His name is etched in everyones minds....a real pioneer who will I know be always remembered as a true American icon.

Jettie said...

RIP to Neil Armstrong.

Susie said...

We did have wonderful young men who went to the moon for our country. It's sad to lose our heroes. xo, Susie

It's All Connected said...

This is definitely a "where were you when?" moment for all of us! ~ Maureen

Beth said...

An American hero. May he rest in peace!

Blondie's Journal said...

I was so saddened to hear this last night. What a great hero he was.

XO,
Jane

joanne said...

A true american hero...hard to find these days. Bless him and his courage to go beyond.