Monuments to history are meant to be seen—all of them—good and bad. We need to learn from the past.
I want to remember the bad as well as the good.
I want to remember the fear of 9/11 so that we can work to prevent it from happening again.
I want to remember the holocaust of the 1930s and its horrors so that hatred and prejudice will always look ugly.
I want to remember people being treated horrendously in slavery so that I can work to release bondages so that it never gets that bad again.
I want to remember war so I can cherish freedom.
I want to remember the 10 commandments as a good boundary to live by.
I want to remember the cross so that I can live with love and gratefulness for my Savior.
The bad needs to be remembered, not erased from history books, so that it never happens again.