Half Staff: Armstrong to be Honored Friday

By Scott Sarvay

August 28, 2012 Updated Aug 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON D.C. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - At the request of President Obama flags across the United States are to be lowered to half-staff, this Friday in memory of Neil Armstrong.

He was the first astronaut to step-foot on the moon in 1969.

Monday night, Armstrong was remembered during a ceremony at Purdue, where he graduated college.

He died Saturday at age 82 and will be laid to rest Friday.

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