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Trump unveils historic names to become statues in National Garden: Washington, MLK, Kobe Bryant, others

“Each individual has been chosen for embodying the American spirit of daring and defiance, excellence and adventure, courage and confidence, loyalty and love”

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Throughout his presidency, Trump has always placed America first.

Even in his final days, he found a way to pay tribute to our nation’s heroes.

In one of his final executive orders before leaving office, President Trump updated the progress on statues to be built for the National Garden of American Heroes.

The list of figures who will be recognized with a statue was released Monday after months of attacks on our nation’s monuments in several major cities, BizPacReview reports.

“The chronicles of our history show that America is a land of heroes. As I announced during my address at Mount Rushmore, the gates of a beautiful new garden will soon open to the public where the legends of America’s past will be remembered,” Trump said in his executive order.

“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,” he added.

“The heroes of 1776 have been desecrated, with statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin vandalized and toppled. 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,” Trump noted.

“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,” he said.

“The National Garden is America’s answer to this reckless attempt 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,” he added.

“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,” he urged. “In keeping with this tradition, America is responding to the tragic toppling of monuments to our founding generation and the giants of our past by commencing a new national project for their restoration, veneration, and celebration.”

The list of heroes includes America’s Founders, such as Washington, Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. Other figures include Betsy Ross, Patrick Henry, Francis Scott Key, Paul Revere and more.

Christopher Columbus, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass will also be honored, as will Civil Rights leaders like Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks.

The garden will also include American artists, investors, explorers and sports figures – such as the late Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant – film starts, military members and American presidents.

“In short, each individual has been chosen for embodying the American spirit of daring and defiance, excellence and adventure, courage and confidence, loyalty and love,” Trump said. “Astounding the world by sheer power of their example, each one of them has contributed indispensably to America’s noble history, the best chapters of which are still to come.”

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  1. David Ruecker

    January 20, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Thank God somebody cares about the history of this great country.
    These are the individuals that sacrificed much, but persevered in this great land of opportunity.

  2. reba givens

    January 20, 2021 at 11:29 am

    I CLAIM GOD AS MY LEADER AND DONALD JOHN TRUMP AS MY PRESIDENT. NEVER WILL I CLIAM little joe biden as a leader , just a demon imp

  3. Noel Nathaniel Singh

    January 20, 2021 at 11:48 am

    President Trump is best and unforgettable President, he is President of the “We The People”, corrupt politicians.

  4. Michele Schermesser

    January 20, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Excellent! God Bless Our President Donald J Trump and Our Heroes! We will remain stronger because we are no longer asleep!

  5. Deborah

    January 20, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    I personally do not believe sports figures nor actors/musicians should be included unless they have made a “positive” effort for the rights of all Americans and gave directly to towns/ cities/people that were destroyed by the BLM and Antifascists this past year! They (sports people/actors/musicians) have not earned that right. They helped with the division and destruction of this country.

  6. teresa

    January 20, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    President Trump (our real president) made wise choices with who he named for The Garden!

  7. Roseann

    January 21, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    President Trump the best ever. May God look over our Republic as Biden has begun to destroy!
    God Help Us✝️

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Employees Completely Helpless as Shoplifters Walk Out With Thousands Worth of Goods at Oregon Lowes

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Social media Twitter account @libsoftiktok which states in the bio it posts “all things insane & hypocritical” posted a one-minute video showing “2 people walk out of an Oregon Lowe’s with carts of stolen merchandise. Employees look on and are unable to do anything.”

As the video plays, words highlighted red appear that read, “INCREDIBLE STATE OF OREGON, USA” and “IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE ALERT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY.” The video takes place at a Lowes store and epitomizes the sad times we are in.

Within the first eight seconds of the video, the two robbers, with filled carts, simply stroll out of the store as if they were paying customers. The Lowes employee asks the men “can you show me the receipts?” The young man appears to flash something while saying “right here.”

The female employee then says “no, I don’t think so” knowing the men did not pay for the items. The two thieves continue to walk the carts out of the store and a second, elderly Lowes employee attempts to stop the men, shouting “hey” as he follows them.

The female employee stops the elderly male employee from pursuing the robbers saying, “it’s not worth it.” As the robbers have successfully exited the store, into the parking lot, the male recording the video then asks the employees, “doesn’t it suck you guys can’t do anything? I mean I think it’s just amazing.”

The video then shows the men in the parking lot throwing the stolen items into a red Subaru where it appears others were waiting to help. A voice can be heard explaining that the guys are packing the car with stolen goods, and another man explains it happens “every day.”

“Dude that’s thousands of dollars – I’m an electrician, bro” the videographer explains of the sheer amount of goods being stolen. The thieves close the back door and the videographer zooms in to the back of the car to show the “license tag” before the car speeds away. The red highlighted words “IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE ALERT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY” remained on the video the whole time.

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U.S. Military Hands out Toys, Hygiene Products to Afghan Refugees Arriving at Fort McCoy

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11 flights are reported to have landed at Volk Field Air National Guard at Camp Douglas, Wisconsin yesterday, according to the Director of Public Affairs of the 88th Readiness Division at Ft. McCoy.

Wisconsin’s local NBC station reports, “Transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support are being provided for 50,000 Afghan evacuees as quickly as possible.”

“It was not specified the number of refugees that had arrived on those flights” and there are already a few thousand Afghan refugees living at Fort McCoy. More will reportedly be arriving in the coming days.

In time, more than 10,000 men, women, and children may get processed through the fort before relocating across the country according to figures released by both the Department of Defense, along with state and local officials and agencies” WXOW News 19.

 Video shows U.S. Army Soldiers handing out toys and basic necessities such as soap and other hygiene products to the refugees as they arrive at the Fort McCoy base. “Items being handed out are part of 1,600 comfort kits currently being issued by the American Red Cross, reports the U.S. Army 181st Multifunctional Training Brigade.”

“The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, with the support of the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security is assisting in the effort.
The initiative will provide Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan” adds the NBC News affiliate.

WXOW News 19 detailed a “day in the life” at the fort with the refugees:

Q: What is the day-to-day life currently for the Afghan people?

A: The Afghans are free to conduct their lives as they desire. On any given day you might see some folks jogging or walking in the morning for exercise. Women are washing clothes and hanging them on clotheslines for drying. Kids are playing with balls and a soccer field is available for games. Places of worship with prayer rugs are available to accommodate religious needs. Dining facilities are open for meals. Miscellaneous personal items and some food and drinks are available for purchase through post exchange trailers located in the neighborhoods.

Q: What kind of food is being offered/prepared for them?

A: Dining facilities are available for all meals, and a grab-and-go option is also offered. Culturally appropriate food is available.

Q: What kind of help/volunteers are being allowed on base and what kind of services are currently being offered?

A: We have the USO on the ground to support Soldiers who are part of Task Force McCoy. We are working with a number of interagency partners and non-governmental organizations. These include the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and International Rescue Committee, to name a few. Also on the ground to support Task Force McCoy are Team Rubicon, American Red Cross, and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Q: Are vaccinations for COVID-19 being offered and are Afghans encouraged to wear masks on base or is it mandated for all persons on base?

A: Medical screening is one of the services offered. Afghans are tested for COVID-19 and will receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Afghans are asked to wear masks.

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