WASHINGTON, D.C., July 6, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — President Donald J. Trump has signed an executive order calling for the building of a national park to honor American heroes, following weeks of the destruction and tearing down of statues and monuments in leftist riots around the country.
Trump signed the order on Friday July 3, before highlighting it in his speech at Mount Rushmore that day.
“I am announcing the creation of a new monument to the giants of our past. I am signing an executive order to establish the National Garden of American heroes, a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live,” Trump said at the foot of the iconic monument, which depicts George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
“From this night and from this magnificent place let us go forward united in our purpose and rededicated in our resolve. We will raise the next generation of American patriots. We will write the next thrilling chapter of the American adventure. And we will teach our children to know that they live in a land of legends, that nothing can stop them and that no one can hold them down.”