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.
For example, millions of advertising dollars will flow into Virginia television stations between now and November... although you might not be thrilled with the resulting TV commercials flowing into your home.