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Calls to grant astronaut Neil Armstrong a state funeral

Publié par Clifford Armion le 26/08/2012

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Mr Armstrong, the commander of the Apollo 11 mission that saw him become the first human to set foot on the moon, should be granted a state funeral in Washington DC, US Congressman Bill Johnson said.
Mr Johnson, a Republican who represents Mr Armstrong's home state of Ohio, said: "His one small step on the moon was indeed a giant leap for mankind, and it exemplified what we mean by 'American exceptionalism'.
"His first step on the moon showed the world that Americans can do anything. I still believe this, and I will always remember Neil Armstrong's life and his visionary accomplishments.
"For these reasons, I ask President Obama to hold a state funeral for Neil Armstrong so that every American may pay tribute to this groundbreaking hero."
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"Calls to grant astronaut Neil Armstrong a state funeral", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2012. Consulté le 24/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/calls-to-grant-astronaut-neil-armstrong-a-state-funeral