17 Oct National Monument in Beaufort
For about 16 years, many Beaufort residents have worked diligently to encourage the National Park Service of the US Department of the Interior to create a national monument in Beaufort to remember the Reconstruction Era because Beaufort has a larger and more complete story to tell than any other community in the US.
The NPS conducted a regional study to determine the most appropriate site for such a monument. While they have not made a formal announcement, two of the panelists who worked on the study are giving us a preview of where we stand.
The following is an opinion piece that appeared in the Washington Post last Sunday. History scholars and the general public should find it a sign of hope that we are finally moving forward.
This could be good for our residents and a strong attraction to tourists who want to get a better understanding of our nations history and what it tells about the past and possibly the future.