Calls to grant astronaut Neil Armstrong a state funeral
Matthew Holehouse and Adam LusherMr 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 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/calls-to-grant-astronaut-neil-armstrong-a-state-funeral