The Homeless Memorial (ebook)
The Homeless Memorial
A visit to Washington, D.C. would not be complete without the requisite trolley tour of the monuments and memorials, a tribute to the history that formed our great nation. On such a tour, the trolley travels through the pristine streets, while the well-versed guide recites big historical facts and lesser known tidbits linking one magnificent stop to the next. It all sounds wonderful and appears wonderful, until looking more closely at those in-between places along the route: the parks with the smaller monuments like Farragut, McPherson, and Franklin. Look a little more closely, for they are nearly invisible from the trolley, and you will see them there, on the worn benches: The homeless, the street people, the vagrants, the bums, the drifters, tramps, and beggars, the deranged, the drunks, the addicts…We have many names for them, rarely their own.