President Joe Biden on Friday scrapped plans, and revoked the executive order for the “National Garden of American Heroes” that predecessor President Donald Trump ordered constructed.
Figures for Trump’s statue park were far-reaching, ranging from Muhammad Ali and Annie Oakley, to Jesse Owens and Rosa Parks, to Walt Disney, basketball player Kobe Bryant, Grover Cleveland, Alex Trebek of Jeopardy, and… Italian-born explorer Christopher Columbus.
Trump previously signed “Executive Order on Building the National Garden of American Heroes”, as “America’s answer to reckless attempts to erase our heroes, values, and entire way of life.”
“On its grounds, the devastation and discord of the moment will be overcome with abiding love of country and lasting patriotism,” Trump’s now rescinded executive order stated.
“This is the American way. When the forces of anti-Americanism have sought to burn, tear down, and destroy, patriots have built, rebuilt, and lifted up. That is our history.
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