Memorial should honor the triumphs

first_imgGreat public memorials are both a remembrance and a tribute to the triumph of the human spirit. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which recently opened in Montgomery, Ala., is a good example. It remembers the thousands of victims of lynching, conveys the horror and injustice, and invokes not only an appropriate reaction and understanding, but does so in a way that is uplifting and inspirational. Like the Vietnam Memorial, it draws people to it and portrays the atrocity while teaching: “never again.”    I’m a supporter of a Holocaust memorial in Niskayuna. I believe it’s appropriate and necessary. But I find the proposed design concept opaque and cold. I think it can be better. I sincerely hope the planners rethink the artistic vision and incorporate elements that also commemorate the triumph of the Jewish people over hate.Melinda PerrinNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

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