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

Neil Armstrong pictured in 2010
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
Neil Armstrong smiles in the lunar module after his historic moonwalk Credit: Reuters

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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.