It's about progress, modernization! It's about clearing the land of old construction to make way for new, while ensuring that the existing foundation, solid as ever, remains.
It's also about letting go of the past, and what might have been, to accept the path we've trod, and to seize the opportunity of the present, with an eye toward what the future may bring.
Dwelling on the choices we could have made, or attempting to turn back time to make another attempt will only cause us to be caught unawares by current circumstance.
It is to this end that I dedicate this memorial to the heroes, feats, and achievements of our forbears.
The ground you broke, the intrepid exploration, and their lasting contributions to our current prosperity,
Though consigned to the annals of time, will not be forgotten.