As Frank Matero said in class today, “preservation is not just about the past; it is about the present.” He went on to say that in part it is about memorializing. As today is the 11th anniversary of 9/11, this idea held a special weight. In handling our heritage, sometimes we find sites that are not so illustrious, but it is important to honor even these aspects of our cultural legacy.
On College Green today, the University laid out American flags and played patriotic music. Though temporary and gentle, it was nice to see a tribute on campus that helped facilitate our remembrance.