There is an alternative to building a physical memorial for the Hyatt skywalk victims that wouldn’t require great expense to create or maintain. It’s a virtual memorial.
Kansas City, Mo., could host the memorial on its Web site. The site would be interactive so that visitors could click to see news clips and photos of the tragedy and interviews with witnesses and responders. Family and friends could upload their personal memories, photos and videos of the victims.
The site could be projected on the walls of museums, homes, churches, schools, libraries, universities and even the sides of buildings for more public occasions.
This virtual memorial would honor the victims individually as well as collectively. It would be more of a living memorial than one of brick and mortar could be.
Stone monuments can last, but the Internet is “forever.”