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Neil Armstrong Gets Flowers on His Star on Hollywood Boulevard

The man who walked on the moon died at 82.

The Hollywood Historic Trust placed flowers on one of the four special awards for the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday at age 82.

The flower placement was done at the northeast corner of the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard at Vine Street for 4 p.m. today.

Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969, and along with moon orbiter Michael Collins were later given special honors on all four corners of the intersection.

A Hollywood Historic Trust spokeswoman, Ana Martinez, said the telecast from the moon was the "single most-important live TV broadcast ever." Walk of Fame-style bronze markers were set in all four corners of the intersection's terrazzo sidewalks "to represent their reach to the four corners of the world," Martinez said.

ginger snaps August 28, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Thanks for correcting the previous misspelling (Neal) of Neil Armstrong's name in the story since it's basic news reporting 101 to get the names correct. Except of course, if you look at still misspelled name at the "Related Topics: Neal Armstrong and walk of fame."

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