After a week of violence across America, hope battles hate at our national memorials

October 30, 2018 via USA Today

After a week when ethnic, racial and political hatred seemed to metastasize, some Americans sought solace at the nation’s civic shrines, places sanctified by the blood of innocents that speak both of catastrophe and resurrection.

Rachel Roy, 64, and her husband came to Washington to visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. They hadn’t planned to go to the U.S. Holocaust Museum; they were “going to save this for our next trip,” Roy said. “But I said to myself, this might be a really important day to go.”

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