Campbell Honors Neil Armstrong Tomorrow

Campbell City Hall joins the rest of the country in flying the flag at half-staff.

The flags at Campbell City Hall will fly at half-staff Friday to commemorate the passing of Astronaut Neil Armstrong.

"It's the least exceptional thing we can do," says Campbell Mayor Mike Kotowski.

Campbell joins the rest of the country in honoring a proclamation made by President Barack Obama Aug. 27.

As a mark of respect for the memory of Neil Armstrong, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. -President Barack Obama said in a White House press release

The lunar landing was an event that left lasting impressions on everyone that watched it. Kotowski says he is no different.

"I watched the original landing as it was happening," he said. "I had been married two years when the men landed on the moon. We didn't even have a color television so we watched it in black and white. I followed everything I could; going to the library, looking at pictures of things being built."

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