Neil Armstrong memorial

NASA astronauts, political leaders and members of the Armstrong family will attend a public memorial today for Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died on August 25.

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A country's tribute to the first man on the moon

Neil Armstrong pictured in 2010 Credit: Reuters

NASA astronauts, political leaders and members of the Armstrong family will attend a public memorial today for Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died on August 25.

The service will be held at Washington National Cathedral , which is known as the spiritual home for the nation.

Neil Armstrong smiles in the lunar module after his historic moonwalk Credit: Reuters

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