June 18th, 2024

We won’t learn from history if we destroy it

By Letter to the Editor on June 23, 2021.

Thank you for this thoughtful appropriately timed editorial article. I agree. I can understand why residents would rather not have a statue in their community when the actions of the subject don’t coincide with values that we hold dear with hindsight.
I believe these statues should be carefully removed without paint and disfigurement, and kept for their historical value in history museums where we can learn the truth about their lives, their achievements, their horrible decisions and the outcomes and consequences of those decisions…. the whole truth – good, bad and ugly. We can’t just destroy history, or we will not learn from it and be better.
Sandy Hughes

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