What would the Roman Empire Do, WWRED, when things were going bad and it's citizens and non-citizen subject were questioning themselves? When people in other countries didn't respect the Roman Empire anymore? When everything was going bad for the Roman Empire, which, unlike the Third Reich, actually did last a thousand years.
The Romans were great about bragging everything they did well. What does people all over the globe know about the US that is unquestionably positive?
We are the only people that have walked on the Moon. What represents that? The Lunar Module, or LEM
Let's put a one fifth scale model of the LEM on every school and library. Maybe we would have to make 1000 of them, but that should be our symbol. our logo. The LEM was 21 feet tall and 27 foot wide at the legs. So a one fifth scale would make it 4 feet tall and six feet wide.
Maybe this would cost a few million bucks, but so what. We should have July 20th a legal holiday called Moon day!
We need a few dozen full size models for the few dozen largest Metro Service Areas. We should all be proud of that accomplishment.
Why not a rocket? Dozens of countries have sent a unmanned rocket into space. But we are the only one that has sent a LEM and walked on the mood! The LEM represents science, engineering, math, computers, organization, management, the political focus and funding over ten years, a separate agency to do this NASA. A Saturn V rocket has a distinctive look, but a lot of other rockets look like this, so it's not so distinctive.
If we aren't proud of our country then why should our allies be proud of use?
Okay, it's a crazy idea, but what this country is lacking is the kind of national pride (as separate from the Third Reich's military/patriotic/national pride).
Youngsters don't realize how proud Americans were during the space race. We were so proud of our scientific achievements, which was a perfect counterweight to the Vietnam War, which was widely opposed in 1967 or 1968. The Moon Race kept our country together in a small way. We could come together to support this country during the space race. Almost everybody really was supportive of the space race.
This could unity the country, like World War Two or the cold war