Armstrong’s Funeral Set for Friday, Memorial Funds Designated

Neil Armstrong will be laid to rest on Friday in a private ceremony in Cincinnati, the Associated Press reports. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) will eulogize his long-time friend. President Barack Obama has ordered all American flags to be flown at half mast on Friday.

Armstrong’s family has released designating two organizations for memorials in the late astronaut’s name.

Statement Regarding Memorials
August 27, 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

Telluride Foundation
Neil Armstrong Scholarship Fund
620 E. Colorado, Suite 106
PO Box 4222
Telluride, CO 81435

Thank you.

The Family of Neil Armstrong