Today, while out at lunch, I came across a roadside cross on a main road, just off the highway exit. The grass was trimmed closer in a perfect circle around a brand new cross and there was a grave blanket of flowers at the base of the cross.
It was so manicured and perfect, I found myself speculating and wondering if the remains of the individual were actually under that blanket of flowers.
One one hand, I don't agree with erecting crosses and creating monuments at the location a person lost his or her life.
But, I am also not that cold and cynical. I understand and feel for the grief of the family who lost their love one.
What are your opinions? Should our public streets, roads, and highways become monuments and places to erect a cross where a person lost their life? Or should these symbols remain in the cementary?
PS - If any forum members have lost a family member and erected a highway cross, I mean you no harm. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.