The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

9 September 2005

Three parts touchy, two parts feely

The last good monument built in the United States is down the road from me a couple of miles.

We don't do good monuments anymore, partly because we're afraid that some segment of the society might take umbrage, a reasonable fear given the fact that so many segments have hired professional umbrage-takers. Beyond this, there's the belief among some people that a monument must contain within its scope an anti-monument, a statement that "Yes, this happened here, but we want to make sure you hear our side of the story," whether it's relevant or not. (Hint: It's not.)

Still, even allowing for that, I'm damned if I can understand what they're trying to do at the Pennsylvania site where the passengers of Flight 93 took down a plane rather than allow a squad of Muslim hijackers to crash it into a government facility. Maybe Sean Gleeson can figure it out.

Posted at 11:51 AM to Almost Yogurt


I wouldpost that the WWII memorial in DC stands up against anything else. A great tribute to those men & women.

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 11:50 PM on 9 September 2005

Never seen it in person, but I may give you that one.

Posted by: CGHill at 12:29 PM on 10 September 2005