U.S. President Donald Trump signed a decree on the creation of the “Garden of national heroes”, which will install sculptures of prominent American figures. The corresponding document was published on the website of the White House.
The text of the decree lists hundreds of names, including the country’s founding fathers, prominent politicians and cultural figures, including animated film director Walt Disney, singers Frank Sinatra and Whitney Houston, and Apple chairman Steve Jobs.
“In recent years, the belief in America’s greatness and goodness has been under attack across the country by dangerous anti-American extremists who seek to destroy our country’s institutions and identity,” Trump said in the executive order.
He said the Garden of National Heroes would be the U.S. response to attempts to “denigrate” prominent American figures as well as the national characteristics and way of life of United States citizens.
Donald Trump announced the creation of a park in which statues of the greatest American figures would be installed last July. This intention arose after the speeches of the Black Lives Matter movement, during which many historical monuments were demolished.