This photo was taken on July 17 at 10:43 AM.

The location was in the growing district with new shops and hotels in NW Washington DC near the Convention Center.

The "Take It!” was with out hesitation for the similarity of the footprint was almost eerie.   Of course the timing of this find in the paint of a cross walk was a mind blower as there was so much going on in the way of commemorating the first step by Man on the Moon.

As good fortune would have it - many years ago after the actual Moon landing - I had the chance to meet Neil Armstrong and shake his hand.  I thanked him for what he had done, to which he had a polite response and we parted ways as it was in the middle of a busy cocktail party at a convention at which he was a guest.  Everyone wanted to say hello to him.

In the midst of all of the turmoil that is going on - I must hand it to that group that thought up the idea of projecting an image of the rocket launch onto the Washington Monument.  It was up there on two sides and actually was launched several times at night - complete with sound and the following of the rocket as it ascended keeping its image on the top side of the Monument and letting the flames of the propulsion spill down the rest of the side of this historic landmark of our country.  I just cannot imagine a better remembrance being put together.   

On the night of the actual 50th anniversary the National Symphony Orchestra put on a concert in the Kennedy Center which they say brought standing ovations.

We have a lot to be proud of and need to continue to appreciate and build upon it.

My very best wishes to all.


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Comments: 8
  • #1

    SF1967 (Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:34)

    That is so cool you met Neil Armstrong. He was one of my childhood heroes.

  • #2

    Jim (Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:35)

    That's one small step for man, one giant mistake for construction crews.

  • #3

    Sally (Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:37)

    This photo turned into a nice educational session for our youngest. She didn't understand the significance of a footprint, so we told her all about Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong.

  • #4

    Gabe (Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:38)

    If you haven't seen the movie First Man, I'd highly recommend it. Its about Neil Armstrong and his life leading up to walking on the moon.

  • #5

    GeorgieProf (Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:41)

    I guess placement makes all the difference. A tar covered footprint on a busy sidewalk is seen as a mess. That same footprint on the moon is seen as a monumental image of mans greatest achievement. lol

  • #6

    Teri (Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:41)

    Oh how fun! Its the same shape and everything!

  • #7

    Jim (Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:44)

    I forgot to mention in my first comment, my wife Sally and I are glad you are doing better Bruce.

  • #8

    MHampy (Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:45)

    Too funny! It really does look like his boot print. Hope you are feeling better!