Cathedral Events

Thursday, September 13, 2012 10 AM

Memorial Service for Neil Armstrong

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Neil Armstrong

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Washington National Cathedral and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will offer a public memorial service for astronaut Neil Armstrong at the Cathedral on Thursday, September 13, at 10 am. The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington, and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will join with other dignitaries in honoring the life of the first man to walk on the moon, who died August 25. The service will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed online at and

Dignitaries, community and political leaders, and members of the NASA family, including current and former astronauts will attend, along with members of Armstrong’s family. A very limited number of seats will be made available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending must contact Christine Peterson at Details regarding the service and participants will be released as plans are finalized.

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