Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
...can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish! Also...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
...the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
"Little Rock does not have prominent statues on city property such as those in the cities and states you reference. However, in recent history, I was involved when we rightfully renamed Springer Boulevard and Little Rock citizens were respectful of one another even with powerful disagreements."Well, to name one, does a 24-foot monument in a city park count as prominent? From Wikipedia:
The Memorial to Company A, Capitol Guards is an American Civil War memorial in MacArthur Park, Little Rock, Arkansas. It stands just northeast of the former Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal, at a junction of two of the park's internal roadways. It consists of a bronze sculpture depicting a Confederate Army soldier in a defensive stance, holding a rifle pointed forward. The statue is 8 feet (2.4 m) in height, and is mounted in a granite column 16 feet (4.9 m) tall. The memorial is sometimes known as "Lest we forget", a line appearing near the top of the inscription on the base. The statue was created by sculptor Rudolph Schwarz, and was installed in 1911; it was paid for by the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and memorializes the unit that seized the arsenal at the outset of the warI guess you could say old times here sometimes ARE forgotten.
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