Remembering and Memorializing
A memorial is very important to most people and its purpose is to keep remembrances of a person or event. Another purpose of a memorial is to keep a person’s identity for a loved one. Memorials are an important place for people to share memories, thoughts and tributes to a lost loved one. We create memorials that celebrate the lives and personalities of those we have lost and provide a place where these cherished images and biographies will have a permanent home. After wars, atrocities, and disasters, architects build memorials.
The talented Maya Lin had a vision on creating memorials. She wanted to create a memorial that everyone would be able to respond to, regardless of whether one thought our country should or should not have participated in the war. She wanted to focus on the acceptance of death and overcoming death. She felt memorials should be honest about reality, with remembrance of those who died. She also wanted people to know the importance of the individual, she did this by listing the names of each person who died. This I believe was very significant because it had a reflection on the people visiting the memorial and it showed the importance of all the people who fought in the war. As a result, she created the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial.
Another memorial that was created was the United States Holocaust memorial. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial at http://www.ushmm.org, it was estimated that the Nazi regime and its collaborators killed about 6 million Jews. This massacre was known as the Holocaust. In this museum, they have many pictures and exhibitions on the Holocaust. The museums basic idea is for people to visualize the suffering of the people who died in the Holocaust. For example on exhibition is of hundreds of people lying around dead in a concentration camp. You see how the people are suffering and how they were starved and killed. These ex...