, Salem, MA


November 19, 2012

Letter: What's behind the impulse to commemorate blindly?

To the editor:

Once, you had to achieve something: For example –– Ted Williams enters Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

Now there are halls of fame for anything and anybody. For example –– soon there will be a Bat Boy Hall of Fame.

How about a Hall of Fame for custodians?

What is behind this impulse to commemorate blindly? It may be better not to ask.

But one does ask. And one may know. There is little really important in our society.

Malcolm Miller


Text Only | Photo Reprints

AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Comments Tracker
Roll Call
Helium debate