In the inaugural issue of The Monument, we begin with a photo essay of the monuments at the National Historical Park in nearby Concord, MA. Then, we remember how Merrimack College students responded to the shooting at Kent State on May 4, 1970. We sit down with Dr. Susan Vorderer, a member of the Merrimack History Department, who talked about how and why she became an historian. We review two historical films (Anastasia and Fury), as well as historian Adam Rothman’s recent book entitled Beyond Freedom’s Reach. We provide some historical context for the recent elections in Israel, and we conclude with a student research paper that examines the historiography of the origins of World War One.