Regarding the June 3 letter “An odd setting for this memorial”:
While it is true that a “memorial can be a symbol of resistance to human trafficking generally,” the “comfort women” memorial in Fairfax County does more than that. It offers remembrance of those whom imperial Japan made into sex slaves, and it serves to remind the conscientious to never repeat such crimes against humanity.
Korean Americans are the largest minority group in Fairfax County (where I lived from 2002 to 2005). They may have had a particular interest in erecting the memorial. However, it is for every peace-loving soul who cherishes the intrinsic values of humanity. Such is the case with the Holocaust memorials and museum that are scattered widely throughout the United States.
Siyoung Choi, Seoul