WAPAKONETA — “Wink at the Moon,” a remembrance memorial for Neil Armstrong, will take place at 8:30 p.m. today on the grounds of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Wapakoneta.
The memorial was planned to honor Armstrong’s military service and his dedication to education, as well as his famous first steps on the moon. Armstrong’s colleagues and personal friends will share their memories of him.
The public is invited to attend the service and attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs.
The outdoor service will conclude with an opportunity to abide by the Armstrong family wish: “For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request,” the family wrote in a statement about his death. “Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”
The museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for extended hours today and admission is free. It is located off I-75, exit 111.
For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.armstrongmuseum.org.