In America and abroad, historical monuments are being rapidly destroyed. The monuments are being destroyed for an array of reasons. The reasons range from riots and vandalism to local governments deciding to destroy the monuments. American Conservative Media has compiled a list of all these monuments.
In London, violent protesters defaced a monument dedicated to Winston Churchill. Churchill played a crucial role in leading both Britain and the allies in defeating the Nazis in World War 2. Churchill’s statue now stands protected in a gray case, but many activists have called for protections to be removed.
Also in London, a statue of Abraham Lincoln was defaced by rioters. The statue was marked with phrases such as “Black Lives Matter” and “silence is violence”. Ironically, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which ultimately freed over 3.9 million slaves. Lincoln was also one of the most vocal advocates for the abolition of slavery.
In Boston, Massachusetts, violent rioters defaced a memorial dedicated to the 54th Regiment. The 54th Regiment was the second African-American regiment in American history. The 54th Regiment was the focus of the award winning Glory. Ironically, the 54th Regiment played a key role in ultimately emancipating slaves during the Civil War.
In Delaware, violent protesters vandalized the Delaware Law Enforcement Memorial. The memorial was relatively new as it was unveiled back in 2010. The memorial contained a list of every known Delaware police officer that had died on the line of duty. The memorial is now unrecognizable following it’s destruction via an ax.
Similarly, in Richmond, Virginia, the Richmond Police Memorial was just removed after it was vandalized. Like the Delaware memorial, the Richmond Police Memorial contained a list of every known Richmond police officer that died in the line of duty.
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the city has removed a statue of former Mayor, Frank Rizzo, after it was vandalized. Rizzo previously served as the Philadelphia Police Commissioner from 1968-1971.
Lastly, In Michigan, the Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists is now calling for the removal of a statue that is dedicated to the Emancipation Proclamation. The statue is one of many in the Allendale community that are dedicated to veterans from multiple U.S. conflicts. It is unclear as to whether or not the community will adhere to the request made by the Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists to remove the statue.
Democrats are attempting to erase history by dismantling historical monuments and memorials. To quote the great George Santayana, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.