Trumped signed an executive order on Friday calling for a “National Garden of America” that would contain statues of famous Americans, including world-renown evangelist Billy Graham and built by the government.
Declaring it to be a “a new monument to the giants of our past,” Trump described the garden as a “vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to have ever lived.”
“These statues are silent teachers in solid form of stone and metal. They preserve the memory of our American story and stir in us a spirit of responsibility for the chapters yet unwritten. These works of art call forth gratitude for the accomplishments and sacrifices of our exceptional fellow citizens, who despite their flaws, placed their virtues, their talents, and their lives in the service of our Nation”
The order states that the National Garden should be composed of 31 statues, including statues of John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Graham, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson, Betsy Ross, Antonin Scalia, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, George Washington, and others.
The garden is set to be completed by 2026.
You can find the executive order here.