Late “Jeopardy!” host, Alex Trebek, has been chosen as one of the entertainment industry figures who will be honoured at the National Garden of American Heroes monument.
The project was first unveiled by Donald Trump back in July, however, dozens of names were added after the outgoing U.S. president amended an executive order on Monday.
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Some of the entertainment-related figures who will be honoured include Louis Armstrong, Humphrey Bogart, Kobe Bryant, Ray Charles, Walt Disney, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Alfred Hitchcock, Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley and Shirley Temple.
The monument also celebrates many historical figures like Alexander Hamilton, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Those chosen for the garden have been deemed “historically significant,” which is defined as “an individual who made substantive contributions to America’s public life or otherwise had a substantive effect on America’s history.”
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The location for the park has yet to be determined.
Check out some of the reaction from Twitter:
Kobe Bryant will be honored with getting a statue in the National Garden of American Heroes. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/We4FmypPlF
— Lake Show (@LakeShowFamily) January 18, 2021
National Garden of American Heroes – Wikipedia ; this honestly looks so cool, i’m really excited for it to be made and hopefully visit one day https://t.co/B2Z8PVp8Vf
— 𝑁𝑜𝑘𝑒𝑠🃏 (@ixNOKES) January 19, 2021
MY National Garden of American Heroes pic.twitter.com/ay0KyBRG8E
— Ryan Bloomquist (@ryanbloomquist) January 18, 2021