Baltimore Remembers

After my initial encounter with the Heritage Walk and its poorly translated attempt at inclusivity, I found several of the sites on the itinerary.

The Holocaust Memorial has a bunch of descriptive text on plaques, but the Santayana quote on the statue’s base sums it up: THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT.

Irreverently, I couldn’t help but notice that the gravel areas under those trees… probably intended to evoke a railroad siding where the death trains pulled up… would make a great pétanque ground.

The Katyn Massacre Memorial. An event I knew nothing about. See ‘condemned to repeat it’ above.

The house where the actual Star-Spangled Banner was made.

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