Apollo Saturn V on the Washington Monument

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Apollo Saturn V on the Washington Monument
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Provided merely for interest to any Washington, DC Pentaxians who want to photograph this.  Saturn V projected onto the Washington Monument tonight. The projection show mentioned on the sign will be a lift off video of this rocket coming to life and rising. Sound effects of the rocket engines will no doubt be broadcast. It will be a big crowd pleaser, but speaking as someone who lived through these Apollo events, it will be pretty anticlimactic to see this projection vanish into thin air once the tail disappears from the top of the Monument -- and a metaphor for how far America has fallen. We're a mere projection, a shadow, of a past that had great potential, but squandered it in pitiable fits of greed, racism, and a faux-patriotism that ironically points to things like the Apollo program as markers of "American exceptionalism," when we have brought ourselves so low in the ugly name of "MAGA."

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