Many southern US cities have such a memorial. Some cities have recently removed their memorials lest we be reminded of our past. This strikes me as silly. We are all no more than what we've learned from the sum total of our past, and the pasts before us. Those who seek to deny the ugly side, and we all have ugly sides, do a sad disservice to first themselves and worse, their children.
However, we do not have to revisit the American Civil War to learn this. Read Tea Party literature. Check the current news in China.
But enough of that.
As I walked by with Lily, Sam remained silent. No father of a daughter needs to hear that.
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