American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, died on August 25, 2012. He was 82. Neil is perhaps best known for what he said as he stepped onto the lunar surface, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
A message to you from Neil’s family:
“While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.”
President Obama has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff today (Friday, August 31, 2012) for Neil Armstrong’s Funeral. The half-staff flag is a mark of respect for his memory.
Children and families are invited to listen to their favorite stories in children’s literature recorded by players from the Indiana Pacers or representatives of the Pacers organization.
Call The Indianapolis Public Library’s free 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line at 275-4444. Pacers players can be heard reading stories from such authors as Dr. Seuss, Laura Numeroff and Eric Carle. The Pacers will read from April 2 – June 18.
Leave a message for his family & friends at Facebook: Maurice Sendak
According to the NYTimes: “A posthumous picture book, “My Brother’s Book” — a poem written and illustrated by Mr. Sendak and inspired by his love for his late brother, Jack — is scheduled to be published next February.” Just one more to look forward to with hopeful anticipation.