One Giant Leap

Forty-five years ago this evening my parents woke me from a restful sleep to watch to the first men on the moon.  I remember watching the event, in my pajamas, on our family's Admiral black & white television set.  I thank my parents for waking me and giving  me this memory. 

When Neil Armstrong died a couple of years ago, in response, I created this work above in the  honor of his memory.   In my research (which I always conduct when creating such works), I discovered that the team took with them a symbol of peace, a gold olive branch, and left it there.  I included it my my work.

I honor the bravery of the men and women who made this event possible and specifically those of Apollo 11.  Thank you for your service to our country and our world. 

Click here to see the NASA website to the event.  The Wikipedia site has more information here.