Thursday, September 13, 2012 10 AM
Memorial Service for Neil Armstrong
Washington National Cathedral and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) offered a public memorial service for astronaut Neil Armstrong at the Cathedral on Thursday, September 13. The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington, preached the sermon. The Hon. Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Captain Eugene A. Cernan, and the Hon. John W. Snow offered tributes. The Hon. John H. Dalton read the Old Testament lesson, and Armstrong’s fellow Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins (St. Albans School ’48) read intercessory prayers. Diana Krall sang “Fly Me to the Moon,” and the Navy Sea Chanters and the Cathedral Choristers sang.