Epic Hero: Neil Armstrong As A National Hero

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No one would guess from the simple beginnings of his birth in the year 1930 that Neil Armstrong would go on to become a national icon. In 1969, Neil Armstrong changed humanity’s view of the possible and the impossible. Armstrong’s footsteps on the surface of the moon and the proclamation “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” awakened the belief that the impossible could indeed become possible. While Traveling across a vast setting, and becoming a national hero, Neil Armstrong remained as humble as the farmhouse into which he had been born. Armstrong’s life greatly resembles one of an epic hero’s. Neil Armstrong traveled over a vast setting. His voyage began in Wapakoneta, Ohio. In 1947 Neil joined the Navy, until eventually, in 1949, he was summoned to fight in the Korean War. All of this prepared him to complete his legacy. During Armstrong’s eight-day journey he managed to travel over three different settings. Apollo 11 launched from Cape Canaveral on July 16, 1969. Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. While Armstrong was on the moon, his presence was also in almost every person's living room. 600 million people were watching his every move from 239,000 miles away. Just before dawn, Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24. As epic …show more content…

He has won many awards, because of his contributions to society. Armstrong was America’s frontrunner in the Space Race. He became a symbol of American achievement after the race was won. The Space Race stimulated many advancements in technology. This is partially because the United States wanted to be the first country to set foot on the moon. Another reason for this that many people believed they could accomplish the impossible, because Neil Armstrong could. Armstrong’s contributions caused many other people to contribute even more to society. Neil Armstrong is recognized as a national hero just like many other epic

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