A statue honoring Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was unveiled Friday, November 10th on the Rellis Campus.
In the 1950s, Aldrin trained to be a fighter pilot at the former Bryan Air Force Base before flying to the moon in 1969.
Longtime friend, Navy Lieutenant Commander Robert Charles, spoke for Aldrin who is recovering from pneumonia.
The 93 year-old still found the energy to address the crowd and even crack a few jokes.
The statue, sculpted by Navasota artist J. Payne Lara, depicts the young fighter pilot and the Apollo 11 Flight Path that he flew with Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins.
It stands in front of the newly renovated Rellis Chapel.