I was going to post about this tomorrow, Sunday, but I have ended up with so many pictures about this subject that I'm making this a two-day post.
As a little boy, I was totally caught up in the whole space race thing. I remember sitting in my Dad's lap to watch Neil Armstrong step onto the moon.
I was born in 1962 and was too small to really know about or appreciate the Mercury astronaut era and the men involved.
Up in Titusville, Florida, near the causeway where I took the photos of the rainy evening and the choppy water that I showed on Wednesday, is a public park where there is a monument to the men of the Mercury program.
Here's a few pictures with hand prints and info about each of the original seven US astronauts.
More photos of this park tomorrow. It's a really pretty place despite the rather overcast evening that appeared when I was there.