What do you think the new Douglas County War Memorial at the Lawrence Visitor Information Center should look like?
Asked at Community Mercantile Co-op on November 11, 2002
“I like the idea of a sculpture by a local artist.”
“I don’t know if I really approve of a war memorial. If it’s for remembrance, OK, but if it’s hooray, hooray for war, it’s not. I’d like to see a quiet little park with names of people who died and their wars so family can go remember them. Something nice and simple.”
“It should have lots of good-looking statues.”
“I think it should be simple. Maybe with a quote from Langston Hughes because he’s a local author. Keep it local”