Roadside memorials - Features

Roadside memorials - Features

There are 6 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 2, 2009, titled Roadside memorials - Features. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Question: Could you find out why the state Department of Transportation allows containers of beer and other alcohol -- some opened and half empty -- at memorial sites put up by family and friends of the deceased? I understand overlooking the traffic hazard caused by the flowers, cards, stuffed animals and other mementos, but open containers are ...

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Gimme a Break

Kaneohe, HI

#1 May 2, 2009
that's the problem - you expect that there be independant thinking and doing something that makes perfect sense from a crowd that is trained to go 'by the book' and do nothing unless ordered to do so.
Northstar 96731

Honolulu, HI

#2 May 2, 2009
The memorial should be kept at home in a private room with pictures of the deceased next to a Holy statue like Jesus or mother Mary. Included are your regular food that you eat to let the spirit return and join in the occasion along with a rosary and lit candles. That is the true way of remembering your departed love ones. This should go on for a week or so. On Roadsides it litters the scenery and hazardous for vehicle traffic around the area.
alice

Kahului, HI

#3 May 2, 2009
Gimme a Break wrote:
that's the problem - you expect that there be independant thinking and doing something that makes perfect sense from a crowd that is trained to go 'by the book' and do nothing unless ordered to do so.
well put
kanehi

Kailua, HI

#4 May 2, 2009
I don't believe people will drink 'supposedly' alcoholic beverages at the roadside. But I do agree it's a safety hazard.
Robert Sergent

United States

#5 May 3, 2009
I read your article regarding roadside memorials on your website with great interest. It was well written and informative.
Your readers would benefit from the knowledge there is an alternative to displaying a roadside memorial on public roads or right of ways. The National Memorial Registry ( www.NationalMemorialRegistry.com ) is Internet based and offers free of any charge, the opportunity for any individual to dedicate a memorial location to a loved one. With the help of our extensive database of mapping software, a person can dedicate a specific address, site, or location in honor of, or to validate, the life of an individual that has an influence on their lives. Every memorial dedication is displayed on our maps for the world to view.
It is a well known fact that many individuals need to experience the grieving process through the display of a roadside memorial. All too often, local jurisdictions are regulating this practice. Some are limiting the time a memorial can be displayed, others are banning them. Some jurisdictions have regulations regarding the placement of memorials but local enforcement is not done, often by choice to help the grieving family. This same website has a database of information on many of the states, cities, and countries regarding their current and past position, and if available, current legislation regarding the placement of roadside memorials.
The National Memorial Registry is a source for:
- Free online memorial dedications
- Display of memorials on our world wide maps
- State regulations and news regarding public display of memorials
Please let your future readers know about this alternative.
dewdalohajoey

United States

#6 May 3, 2009
Great, now this schmuck above me wants to charge people fer the roadside memorials...

Fahkin' greedy bastards! Get da Fahk Outta Hea!!!

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