The Freshpeeps are beginning an assignment in which they are to write a proposal for a memorial of some disaster/atrocity/other unpleasantness — the usual things one memorializes. This is an assignment across all the Comp I sections. Heaven knows there’s no shortage of possible subjects — bad things have always been with us, and remain so to this day.
Now, because this is a proposal, one of the generic criteria for judging its effectiveness will be how appropriate the “solution” is to the problem (however defined). In this particular instance, the question will be how the suggested memorial fits the event it commemorates. As it happens, one of the first examples that came to my mind was the city building in my old home town of Union, KY, which is named for my late father (who had been Union’s mayor for 20 years), and the garden in front, which is named for my late mother, an avid gardener.
I suspect I may find this assignment challenging.