In a message dated 06/15/2000 10:22:26 PM Central Daylight Time,
<< How about a
memorial to all the dead of that war in hopes of preventing the next one?
steve warren >>
I have yet to see a memorial that ever prevented a war. We are a society
that is memorial crazy...as if a memorial prevents something from happening
in the future. A memorial is best for remembering an event and/or persons
involved in said event, but it rarely changes the future. Why? Because
human beings have this tendency to see their particular circumstances as
unique and not connected to or mirroring the past. We are quirky that way.
Build another memorial if we want. I just don't know what it means any more.
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