Memorials for loved one who suffered an untimely loss are now commonplace throughout highways, and city streets. While some may find comfort in these markers of a life remembered, others may find it morbid and depressing. What are some of options for balancing these competing interests. Should lawmakers place restrictions on the memorials such as the length of the display, what can be displayed, and who should maintain the site? Should the interests of the grieving families be placed above the interests of the citizens who have to view the sometimes disintegrating and unkempt memorials on a daily basis? These are some of the questions that face lawmakers. A recent article in the Philadelphia article highlighted community concerns about roadside memorials. To view this article click here.
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