Black and white of two men standing together and smiling. They are both wearing a matching button from the anniversary event.
David Denny and Tim Belson. Photo courtesy of Tim Belsan

Street Sense reader Tim Belsan looks forward to buying his paper from vendor David Denny.

Belsan said he usually looks for Denny outside the Archives Metro station on his way to work. “I usually see him 2 to 3 days a week, and I can’t think of a better way to end my commute on such a positive note. David is always polite and upbeat and I never leave an interaction with him with anything other than a smile on my face.

On Wednesday, Aug 28, Belsan took a break from work to witness a little of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. And there he spotted Denny’s familiar face. They marched together for a while. “We talked quite a bit about how fortunate and blessed we felt to be walking only 15-20 feet behind individuals who had marched in 1963,” said Belsan. And before the two parted, Belsan snapped these pictures.

Black and white showing a crowd of people walking in downtown D.C. Some are carrying umbrellas.

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Photo courtesy of Tim Belsan