Steve Jobs among those to be memorialized in the National Garden of American Heroes

Steve Jobs will be memorialized in the National Garden of American Heroes, his name appearing along with hundreds of other notable figures in an executive order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

The order was issued on Monday, and a statue for the visionary Steve Jobs is set to join hundreds of others in the park once it has been constructed.

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Steve Jobs among those to be memorialized in the National Garden of American Heroes

The order issued is a revised version to an earlier order to establish a statuary park named the National Garden of American Heroes, along with the creation of an ‘Interagency Task Force for Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes’. 

Each individual has been chosen for embodying the American spirit of daring and defiance, excellence and adventure, courage and confidence, loyalty and love. Astounding the world by the 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.

The new order highlights more of President Donald Trump’s plans for the garden and what to expect from it. The order contains a list of statues to be included in the garden, chosen for ’embodying the American spirit of daring and defiance, excellence and adventure, courage and confidence, loyalty and love,’ and for contributing ‘indispensably’ to America’s history. 

The National Garden will be built to reflect the awesome splendor of our country’s timeless exceptionalism. It will be a place where citizens, young and old, can renew their vision of greatness and take up the challenge that I gave every American in my first adress to Congress.

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The list of statues to be built includes many major names from America’s history, including investors, presidents, and other visionaries from various fields. The list includes:

  • Amelia Earhart
  • Johnny ‘Appleseed’ Chapman
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Walt Disney
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Thomas Edison
  • Harper Lee
  • Normal Rockwell
  • Whitney Houston
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Alex Trebek

The garden was announced by Trump in July 2020 at an event at Mount Rushmore and was designed by Trump to be a response to the elimination of monuments and statues for historical figures that the public objected to for their actions. 

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