Memorializing 9-11

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We're nearing the ninth anniversary of 9/11. What makes for an appropriate commemoration? Monuments versus memorials, reflection versus a call to arms. Is the struggle over what a memorial should be part of the memorializing process? Matt Holzman engages in a discussion about the meaning of memorials.

Banner image: The first Swamp White Oak trees to be planted in Memorial Plaza are watered following a ceremony at Ground Zero on August 28, 2010 in New York City. The trees were chosen from areas within a 500-mile radius of the World Trade Center site, including New York, Pennsylvania and near Washington DC to symbolize the locations directly impacted by the 9/11 attacks. Photo: David Goldman/Getty Images



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