During his final days in office, President Trump announced that he will build a new “National Garden of American Heroes,” in an effort to combat the “reckless attempt to erase our heroes.”
While the garden is not yet underway and still does need a location, it will eventually honor the names of over 200 Americans. These names will range from renowned scientists, famous celebrities, and historical sports stars.
In the President’s executive order he stated, “Across this Nation, belief in the greatness and goodness of America has come under attack in recent months and years by a dangerous anti-American extremism that seeks to dismantle our country’s history, institutions, and very identity. The heroes of 1776 have been desecrated, with statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin vandalized and toppled.”
President Trump’s executive order went on to say, “The dead who gave their lives to end slavery and save the Union during the Civil War have been dishonored, with monuments to Abraham Lincoln, Hans Christian Heg, and the courageous 54th Regiment left damaged and disfigured. The brave warriors who saved freedom from Nazi fascism have been disgraced with a memorial to World War II veterans defaced with the hammer and sickle of Soviet communism.”
President Trump called the creation of the garden “the American Way” to fight against anti-Americanism.