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
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
On the night of the actual 50th anniversary the National Symphony Orchestra put on a concert in the Kennedy Center which they say brought
We have a lot to be proud of and need to continue to appreciate and build upon it.
My very best wishes to all.