Media Advisory: Neil Armstrong Private Memorial Service Information


image NEIL ARMSTRONG PRIVATE MEMORIAL SERVICE INFORMATION

The Armstrong family will be holding a PRIVATE service in honor of Neil Armstrong Friday, August 31.

THIS SERVICE IS CLOSED TO THE MEDIA--WITH NO EXCEPTIONS

STAGING AREA AVAILABLE

SERVICE DETAILS:
Friday, August 31
11:00 a.m.
The Camargo Club
8605 Shawnee Run Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Attendance at the service is by invitation only

MEDIA INFORMATION:

* Media staging area will be located at Carmargo Stables, located across the street from the facility. There is a sign at its entrance.

* Still photos will be moved following the service by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls and posted at neilarmstonginfo.com. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please notify Allison Ryan (see email below).

* Media will be allowed in the staging area beginning at 5:00 a.m. Friday morning. If you need other arrangements, please let us know and we will work to accommodate your request.

* Several attendees, including NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and former astronaut William (Bill) Anders, who was lunar module pilot for Apollo 8 (the first lunar orbit mission in 1968) will be available to speak with media in the media staging area following the service.

* A full program of speakers and details will be made available at the service.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

* Plans are underway to conduct a national service in Washington in the next two weeks.

* Armstrong Family statement regarding thanks for expressions of sympathy is attached.

***CAMARGO CLUB IS A PRIVATE FACILITY. MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA WILL NOT BE PERMITTED OUTSIDE THE STAGING AREA***

Only invited guests will be permitted on the property during the time of the service.

Contact:

Allison Ryan, allison@rickmillercommunications.com 513.312.0185

Bryan Brown, bryan@bryanbrowncommunications.com 513.410.4188


Statement from the Family of Neil Armstrong
August 30, 2012

To everyone who has so graciously remembered Neil Armstrong:

The outpouring of condolences and kind wishes from around the world overwhelms us and we appreciate it more than words can express.

Many have asked if a memorial has been designated. If anyone wishes to make a memorial in his name, we suggest, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to one of these worthy organizations:

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Neil Armstrong New Frontiers Initiative
PO Box 5202
Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202
www.cincinnatichildrens.org

Telluride Foundation
Neil Armstrong Scholarship Fund
620 E. Colorado, Suite 106
PO Box 4222
Telluride, CO 81435
www.telluridefoundation.org/index.php?page=donate-here

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Neil Armstrong Scholarship Fund
AIAA Foundation
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Suite 500
Reston, VA 20191
www.aiaa.org

Thank you.
The Family of Neil Armstrong
August 30, 2012
               

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