PRECINCT 444 Podcast

A Podcast of The National Law Enforcement Museum

Memorials and the Meaning of Memory, Part 2


Why do we make memorials? Why and what do we memorialize? How do memorials from the past influence our present and shape our future? Given the prominence of memorials to the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks, as well as our own National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, honoring officers lost in the line of duty, it’s worth taking a step back to consider what role these memorials play in our lives. We will speak to a panel of experts from notable memorials to discuss these questions, to reflect on how you honor the fallen, and to hear stories from each site about the differences these memorials make.

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  • Braden Paynter, Director, Methodology and Practice, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
  • Stephen M. Clark, Superintendent, National Parks of Western Pennsylvania (Flight 93)
  • Amy Weinstein, Senior Curator of Oral History & Vice President of Collections, National September 11 Memorial & Museum
  • Patrick P. Montuore, Former Executive Director, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
  • Jim Laychak, Executive Director, Pentagon Memorial Fund