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Bronze statue unveiled, STEM Inspiration Center dedicated in Wapakoneta 

Published: Sunday, July 14, 2019 @ 12:58 PM

Gov. DeWine was among the dignitaries Sunday morning who gathered at the front entrance to the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta for the unveiling of a bronze, life-sized statue of Neil Armstrong.

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It was made possible by the Armstrong family. They also cut the ribbon to the newly constructed Armstrong STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Inspiration Center located inside the museum.

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A parade at 3 p.m., is followed by a summer community picnic on the grounds of the museum, with the sounds of The Beach Boys tribute band playing at the picnic.

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Neil Armstrong stepped on the surface of the moon July 20, 1969, at 10:59 p.m. 

The celebration of the Moon Walk continues through July 21 in Neil Armstrong’s hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio, in Auglaize County.