In their own way, they have managed to create something bigger and to turn unpleasant moments into legends. Walls full of stories and holes to prove it, cannons, military equipment, changes, many years of construction all being part of a difficult course. They bring with them human salvation and endurance. Castillo de San Marcos symbolizes the struggle of cultures that ended up being fragments of a union. This place contains things that allow people to see the past and the future together; it lets them go through and beyond its land. Definitions of monuments emphasize that they must have a big impact in history and for that reason they are turned into monuments and this one was without any doubt, a good portion of
From Trajan’s Column, completed in 113 AD, to the statue of Christopher Columbus in Easton, Pennsylvania, monuments and memorials have been a significant element of celebration and honor throughout history (Source B). Though monuments are typically meant as a symbol of honor, recent controversy over statues dedicated to Confederate leaders and generals has sparked the debate over how to choose subjects to memorialize, and the actual development of these memorials. When considering what or who to honor, one must also consider the subjects impact on history, ensuring that it is positive. In creating memorials and monuments, groups and agencies should examine the historical significance of the events or persons they wish to memorialize, and the
If pictures are worth one million words then a 3-d picture which is a monument is worth one million stories. The purpose of monuments is to tell a story about an events therefore crital thinking adn efforts are placed into making monuments. Depending on where the monuemnt is located and how it is built including its pose and the material it is made up of, it helps the audience live in that moment with the monuments,making the monument and the sudience one.
Monuments are a way of remembering the past and either honoring or celebrating a person or event. Monuments can teach people and help to preserve a memory or spread awareness. Furthermore, when a group or agency wants to memorialize an event or person and create a monument there are factors it should consider, such as the location, the monument itself and the significance.
Monuments, are how we as people can relive the past and be able to put ourselves at that time period. For Americans the 9/11 memorial puts us in the gravity and it gives us the impact of what that disaster did but, it also shows a sense of beauty with how the water falls into the spot where once stood a tall and powerful building. Monuments, have the aura that has a sense of empathy and shows more emotion than words ever could, the Holocaust museum gives a solid reminder of what genocide really is. Monuments and memorials should be based on the size location and what it is actually standing for it should be for someone who has been influential or it should be something of war or tragedy. We as Americans don’t pay attention to local cemeteries but when they see the Arlington cemetery or Vietnam memorial or even the WWII memorial people understand what death is really like and are more appreciative of those people who fought for the United States. Monuments and Memorials are not to remember those who fought for slavery, who have committed genocide, or any acts of treason and terrorism there should be no reason to make a statue that symbolizes something that a culture and a nation does not stand for anymore. Therefore, a Monument should consider the location, size, and why the monument is built along with the emotional aura that goes along with it.
The monument that stand in my hometown is the soldiers and sailor monuments as tribute to the men in the Civil War from Athens, Ohio. The monument was built in 1963 for the 2,610 men who served for the Union from Athens County. The men went into battle for the defense of the Union. A lot of these men served in the 18th Ohio infantry. The veterans of the Civil War along with resident General Grosvenor set out to find funding for the monument. There were a lot of troubles in the beginning. The monument had failed to be erected previously because of placement issues. Where the monument stand now is in middle of Ohio University, and one of the question that arises when finding a proper place for the monument was is the University capable of maintaining this monument and whether or not it was a good location. Grosvenor led other residents from Athens to create the Athens Monument Association to fund the monument. And so the monument was then erected in 1963.
A monument is an solid, carved in statue that is an representation of a person or event that has made an remarkable time in the past. However, there are many different ways to remember a person or event. Memorializing an person or event is a great way to preserve history; because everyone agrees to enormous expensive statue is more entertaining than reading a boring textbook about the person or event. As a matter of fact, every person in American can not remember every person or event in history because there isn’t enough time and space for that. Therefore, a group or agency should consider the three main factors, size, location, and materials when planning or creating an memorial monument of an important person or event.
Is a good monument or memorial all about looks, or is it about the contextual meaning behind it. A monument’s size, location, materials and more are all considerations when planning and creating a memorial to the past. The audience of a monument/memorial site is not as important as it’s location and funding.
In order for a monument to get a greater value of importance the placement of the monument is crucial. The placement of a monument is not only important because of how populated a place is but also the relation between the place and the monument. Even the smallest consideration to detail can make a difference in the awe a monument inspires. For example, Source G states “The vietnam veterans
Thesis: What factors would you consider if you were contracted to memorialize an important event or person? Of course, there are many factors you would have to consider when creating such an important monument for an equally important subject. You would first have to do countless studies on what exactly it is you will be trying to represent so that the memorial can be created to have the representation its supposed to have. You will also have to pick the location where you will construct the monument the location is a vital part when trying to achieve symbolism for the memorial. Lastly, you mustn't downsize the monument and have great respect for it.
Monuments and memorials serve a special purpose that symbolize events and/or people that have made an impact. The Washington Memorial honors the first president of the U.S., George Washington, the Statue of Liberty is a universal symbol of freedom, and the World Trade Center honors those who were involved in 9/11. All of these monuments and memorials are very popular; however, there is a little known architectural masterpiece called Angkor Wat or “temple city” in Cambodia that is worthy of discussion.
Monuments are used to memorialize and honor moments, individuals and events of the past. Some monuments do this better than other monuments. In creating a monument there are three essential factors a group or agency should consider to make the monument as effective as possible: location, design features, purpose and backstory. Why these factors? Location and design factors play a massive role in the reception the monument will receive, based on its environment, size and looks a monument will be perceived differently. The purpose and backstory are the two single most important factors to consider in creating a monument. The monuments history, its reason, is the reason just? Is the purpose proper? Does it accurately memorialize the subject? All these questions come with the purpose and backstory of a monument.
When visiting a monument it can evoke a sense of unity and people might feel more connected to their country and a sense of patriotism that helps us see our country in a positive way. Moreover, monuments are ways for different places to show everyone what they have gone through or what they are proud of. Deciding to build a monument to honor or bring awareness to an important event comes with many factors a groups or agency should consider before the monument is built. The factors that need to be looked over and thought out properly before making a final decision regarding the creation of a monument are the location of the monument, how the monument will represent the individual or event, if the monument will be an accurate representation