Virginia Insight
6:46 am
Fri May 25, 2012

BackStory Special: Monumental Disagreements

Coming up Monday, May 28th, at 3pm.

For Memorial Day, Virginia Insight takes the day off, and the American History Guys take time to consider how and what Americans have memorialized.  They’ve been wondering about the marble statues of presidents and those faces blasted into mountains — what do they really represent?  Turns out, their meanings often say more about their creators than the people they memorialize.  The Washington monument itself was the subject of decades of controversy about what sort of country the founders meant this to be.