The Legacy of Monroe, Armstrong, and Yauch

Today we remember and celebrate three very people who left lasting legacies in the various fields they were in.

The Legacy of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe's legacy of beautyBlonde Bombshell, Marilyn Monroe

“I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself, and for my talent.”
– Marilyn Monroe

On the 52nd anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, we pay tribute to her life and her storied career. We created a tribute Everlasting Footprint to Marilyn Monroe, and shared the story of her fascinating transformation from Norma Jean to Marilyn. While most people assumed that she was just another Hollywood pretty face, we found out that she was the total package of beauty and brains- rocking an IQ level in the 160s!

Marilyn Monroe Everlasting Footprint Storybook StoryEF Footprints include Storybooks, so legacy can be told in stories from loved ones.

While Marilyn’s legacy will live forever, her Everlasting Footprint will help keep her memory alive. Collaborate with us to help celebrate her life.

The Legacy of Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong prepares for space flightNeil Armstrong, who left a legacy of strength in the face of the unknown.

“There is absolutely no denying the ambition and legacy of Neil Armstrong. His family released a public statement suggesting that people “wink at the moon” in honor of Armstrong, when they look up on a clear night sky. Without wind on the moon to erase the tracks made by his boots, Neil Armstrong remains forever imprinted on the lunar surface, and in the American spirit.” 

We also celebrate the birthday of Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who boldly went where no other man had gone before. We featured Armstrong’s Everlasting Footprint a few weeks ago during the 45th Anniversary of the historical Moon Landing but we felt he deserved another shoutout tribute post about his world-changing legacy.

Check out his footprint to read about how a boyhood trip to an air show inspired him to take to the skies then journey into space.

Neil Armstrong Everlasting Footprint Biography DesriptionEF Footprints include biographical description information, telling legacy through collaborated facts.

The Legacy of Adam Yauch

Last but not least, we celebrate music icon Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who would have turned 50 today.

Adam Yauch, Beastie Boy rapper and MCAdam Yauch, 1964 – 2012

 

“It feels good to play a little music, tears running down my face. Cause I love to do it.”

– Adam Yauch

Adam Nathaniel Yauch was an American rapper, musician, film director, and human rights activist, having been involved in the Tibetan independence movement and having organized the Tibetan Freedom Concert. He left behind a legacy that includes his best known work as a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys, and the music he made under stage name, MCA. In 2009, Yauch was diagnosed and unsuccessfully treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node. He passed away in May 2012.

We’ve posted a video below of the Beastie Boys’ induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony where his bandmates read a short note/speech from him.  He was too sick to attend and was admitted to the hospital the same night.

The legacy of each of these phenomenal people began with them as ordinary people who began to do extraordinary things. Everlasting Footprint seeks to help everyone celebrate the legacy of ordinary, extra-ordinary lives.

About Tiffany Qua

Social Media Manager Tiffany Qua, MA, specializes in content strategy, digital marketing, and social media campaigns. A graduate of Columbia University and John Hopkins University, Tiffany and her husband live in NYC.

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