WASHINGTON - Thousands gathered at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. Thursday. They were there to honor a man brave enough go to the moon -- Neil Armstrong.
John Fambrough worked with Armstrong at the Kennedy Space Center. At the memorial service Thursday, he described the American hero as an amazing man willing to take risks.
"Knowing that he could die at any moment... You know, it's just 'we're going to go for it no matter what.'" Fambrough said. "to get to the moon was just an amazing thing.
Fambrough was one of several NASA officials and government leaders at the public service honoring the life of the first man to walk on the moon.
Also at the funeral was eagle scout Ken Sullivan. Sullivan wanted to pay his respects to Armstrong, eagle scout to eagle scout.
"Neil Armstrong was a scout. He was an eagle scout. He was the first eagle scout to walk on the moon," Sullivan said. "I have two sons who are eagle scouts. I'm here to pay my respects."
Sullivan described Armstrong as a role model -- a man that will remains a role model even after death.
Per his request, Armstrong will be buried at sea on Friday. Flags across the country will be flown at half-staff in his honor.
Armstrong died last month at the age of 82.
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