Mary May Larmoyeux

Remember the First Moonwalk: One Small Step for Man

Neil Armstrong, one of the first two men to la...
Neil Armstrong, one of the first two men to land on the Moon, and the first to walk on it, in 1969 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind. (Neil Armstrong)

On July 20, 1969, the lunar module Eagle landed on the moon. Six hours later, Commander Neil Armstrong stepped onto its surface.

Do you remember that day … that “moment”?

I do.

My dad and I walked outside our home on that very night. “See the moon, Mary,” he said, pointing high into the heavens. “A man is walking up there.”

I remember the darkness … the light of the moon … the sense of awe.

Soon we will mark the 43rd anniversary of the Armstrong’s declaration, “One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.”

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned that July night to my grandkids, but I’m going to. What about you? Do you remember when a man walked on the moon?

I’m reminded of the words of Psalm 8: “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” (Ps. 8:3-4 NIV1984)

Do you remember the first moonwalk? Where were you when the Eagle landed on the moon?

Mary May Larmoyeux and her husband, Jim, live near Little Rock, Arkansas. Family is very important to her—just ask about her six grandchildren. She also loves anything to do with the great outdoors.

Her articles have published in The Family Room, Discovery Years, Fresh Outlook, Maumelle Living, AY Magazine, etc.. She has a blog for grandparents, The Grand Connection, and also is a regular blogger for The Marketplace Connection.

Mary has written several books including Help for Busy Moms: Purposeful Living to Simplify Life and The Grand Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart.

YouTube/ (First Moon Landing 1969)

Related links

Neil Armstrong narrating his landing using Google Moon (YouTube/SpaceyStuff)
Legendary moonwalker Neil Armstrong narrates his own moon landing (

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