Oh great another big dumb wasteful project that doesn't do anything but score political points though empty symbolic trolling and leave a massive wave of graft in its wake. After you do a border wall for that very same purpose, this just looks kind pathetic by comparison.President Donald Trump announced during a speech in front of Mount Rushmore on Friday an executive order to establish a "National Garden of American Heroes" featuring statues of "historically significant Americans."The executive order includes a list of former American presidents and historical figures to feature – with Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, and Billy Graham among them.Trump's effort to build more statues comes as protesters across the U.S. have torn down statues in protest of police violence against Black people in the wake of George Floyd's death in May.
Besides, it's been done already.
For most of the day before Nagin's scheduled dedication ceremony, the statue of Louis Armstrong, first dedicated in 1972 and recently moved to make way for a rendition of the old French Opera House, lay swathed in bubble wrap under a makeshift wooden shelter in the bed of a truck.
Mayoral spokesman James Ross said Tuesday five of the new statues will be displayed at tonight's event. Crews from A.M.E. Disaster Recovery Services were working furiously Tuesday under the supervision of city Parks and Parkways employees. A.M.E. has a $2.6 million contract for the so-called Phase 3 of Armstrong Park restoration. It got the deal in December 2009, a year after Burnell Moliere, the founder of similarly named companies housed at the same address, pleaded guilty to helping the former head of the Orleans Parish School Board collect a bribe.