Letter: Statues, monuments should serve as lesson
The old barns, buildings, statues and monuments are a last look at our past. They are an epitaph to people and of a time in our history.
We should never forget our history or the times and people that brought us to the place we are today. No matter how unsettling and messy it is.
Life is unsettling and messy; we deal with it each and every day.
Why not our past?
After all, it is our history, as painful as it was for the ones that lived it. We should learn from it and not try to change or re-write it. It stands as a testament to who our forefathers were, not who we are.
History has many lessons for us.
It’s as multifaceted and complex as cutting a diamond if we’re unfamiliar with it.
We can’t learn from it.
— Bill Smith
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