Beautiful 9/11 memorial?will inspire many visitors
President Franklin Roosevelt declared Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, a day of infamy. Certainly, Sept. 11 is also a day of infamy when 3,000 died a terrible death at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It's only fitting that we should have a beautiful memorial that will move and inspire thousands of visitors a day. The World Trade Center Memorial is an awesome spectacle that will inspire thousands of visitors a day.
President George H.W. Bush broke ground for the Korean War Memorial on June 14, 1992. The war, from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, had been named "The Forgotten War." More than 36,000 military personnel died. The memorial consists of 11 larger-than-life soldiers on patrol. They wore helmets and very long ponchos, carrying their M1s and BARs and a radio. Their faces were very grim. When I was there, I counted 12 visitors.
Patrick J. Mellody Sr.