Buzz Aldrin parade, Montclair, New Jersey, September 1969
Buzz Aldrin parade, Montclair, New Jersey, September 1969. Footage of pennants and flags being distributed at the homecoming parade held on 6 September 1969 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA, to honour US astronaut Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, who grew up here. Aldrin and two other US astronauts (Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins) had achieved the first landing by humans on the Moon on 20 July 1969 as part of NASA's Apollo 11 mission (16-24 July 1969). Over the following months, the Apollo 11 astronauts took part in numerous national and worldwide tours to mark their historic achievement. Tens of thousands of people attended this parade, with a similar one held the same day in the hometown of Neil Armstrong in Ohio.