Day 1198

Dorothy McCarthy

April 11th, 2015

This little monument and the ones from the previous two photos (Korean War and 9/11) are all located in the same part of Kissena Park. As I was walking through the area, I saw three young girls wandering around and inspecting everything. They were discussing whether the Korean War memorial or the 9/11 one was more important. The size of the Korean War memorial makes a seemingly indisputable case for it being the more important of the two, but, then again, I would imagine that if I were a young New Yorker, even if I had not yet been born when the twin towers came crashing down, any mention of 9/11 would probably seem far more powerful than even the most imposing monument to some long-ago war I'd never heard of.

When the girls reached Ms. McCarthy's memorial, the youngest one asked what it was. The oldest took a minute to examine it and then announced: "Dorothy McCarthy. She played tennis and was loved."

One Comment

  1. Andrew says:

    Awww…the clarity of youth…thanks Matt

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