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There was a hero's sendoff at Washington's National Cathedral for a man who never considered himself a hero, but whose name will forever be remembered for the footprints he left on the moon.

Neil Armstrong was memorialized today at the National Cathedral. At hand was a navy color guard with sailors in gleaming white uniforms and fanfare, for a common man who did an uncommon thing and became an American hero and icon.

"For all of us as a nation participated, no matter how vicariously, in the great explorations of Neil Armstrong and his companions," said Frank Wade, who led the service. "And so it is important for us as a nation, as a community as a people, to gather here in this place to consider the mysteries of creation, of life of death, and also to give thanks for a life well-lived and for service boldly rendered."

Thousands came to pay their respects to Armstrong and his family. He is remembered as a humble man whose small step on the moon symbolized a giant leap in humankind's quest to sever its earthly bonds.

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