Roadside Tributes Wear Out Their Welcome

Roadside Tributes Wear Out Their Welcome

There are 6 comments on the The Washington Post story from May 1, 2006, titled Roadside Tributes Wear Out Their Welcome. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

The Stewart family had staked out a stretch of Interstate 97. They hoped to catch whoever had made it his or her mission to tear down the wooden cross and illuminated Star of David that was their memorial to ...

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Jason

Ypsilanti, MI

#1 May 2, 2006
Hang a picture of the idiot in your house and call it a day. The moron would still be alive if he wasn't being a jackass in the first place.
Joe

Cockeysville, MD

#2 May 3, 2006
A grieving family should have the right to place a roadside memorial, they do not have the right to expect it to remain in place indefinitely and unmolested by road crews or mischief makers.
Debbie

United States

#3 Sep 21, 2008
wake up people the CROSS is what is found offensive. It is a good reminder to slow down and be careful while driving. What about historical markers that need to be read, my nephews' memorial was removed from PRIVATE PROPERTY now that is offensive, oh yeah, it was you guessed it, a cross
Richard

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 Sep 26, 2008
I agree with Jason. If this was acceptable practice, why not have a memorial at any location someone died. Like on sidewalks, restaurants (choking), on the beach (drownings, sharks), residences (all kinds of deaths happen there), etc. Why is the roadside so sacred? Why is the cemetary or urn on the fireplace not good enough? Why do these people feel the rest of the world has to acknowledge their loss? Unless of course we are to learn from someone's stupid act; if so, the stupid act should be described so we know how irresponsible and thoughtless this person was and how their act threatened the welfare of others.
Religion is Evil

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Nov 10, 2008
Oh, THAT'S what those are?

I thought they'd buried accident victims there.
Rob

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Nov 10, 2008
Religion is Evil wrote:
Oh, THAT'S what those are?
I thought they'd buried accident victims there.
Nice name you have there - so true. Modern day mythology and folklore to control the masses.

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