Wapakoneta, Ohio: Neil Armstrong: Happy Guy

Unveiled on the 2019 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Bronze statue of a smiling, waving Neil, wearing a business suit, as he looked riding in his hometown parade that passed this spot. Sculptor Mike Tizzano said it was very difficult to find photos of Neil smiling.
16 E. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, OH
Midtown, on the north side of E. Auglaize St., just east of the stop sign intersection of Willipie St., at the alley entrance to Heritage Park. Look for the American flag on a pole.
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Neil Armstrong statue.

Neil Armstrong: Happy Guy

Oddly small life-size statue.

[Stephen Francia, 04/28/2020]

Neil confides: The Earth looks small from the Moon.

Parade-ready Neil Armstrong statue.

High-Five Neil Armstrong

A bronze replica of Neil Armstrong, grinning and waving at his homecoming parade after the moon landing, sits on a bench downtown. The pose invites high-five photo ops.

[Kitsa, 09/25/2019]

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