In future issues of the TSJ we shall be investigating the theme of memorials and commemoration.
To initiate an assessment of this topic, I herewith reproduce a quote from the memoirs of a WWII Resistance fighter:
"In a simple building in the depths of the woods stands an altar in the middle of a square base. At each corner, a column supports the dome where the names of our lost friends are engraved. They are remembered there, among the singing birds and the quivering leaves. They are remembered and visited by the few who still remember. I am glad they are honored in that secluded place, a place resembling the place where they fell, the places they knew, the places that had offered them [shelter]. They did not fight for ribbons or honors; they fought for an ideal so great and so pure it could not be remembered in a busy place."
["Agent for the Resistance," Herman Bodson].
Neil L. Inglis