Monuments & Memorials
Throughout the course of the tour, monuments and memorials are especially meaningful. We see them in downtown cores, in small towns on the sides of roads, near cemeteries, in residential areas, at battle sites. Who created them and for what purpose is a central consideration as we examine how the events of the war are remembered and what this tells us about the creators.
Some questions to consider while viewing:
Why is the monument located where it is?
Who is the monument for? Who needs to be reminded?
Who designed it?
What symbols are used? Why were they chosen?
Is a monument the same as art? Is any interpretation acceptable?