Over Veteran's Day Weekend, I drove into Los Angeles. I woke up that Saturday morning with the intention to make it to the ceremony and removal of the Columbus Statue in Grand Park. Although I didn't make it to the ceremony, I did visit the park later that day.
Located in Chinatown, Grand Park spans over a couple blocks. It took me a few strolls around the park to find where the statue had been. I went up a flight of stairs and was greeted by the Court of Historic American Flags. These flags "have traditionally symbolized our hopes, ideals, achievements, and eternal dedication to the principles of Democracy." It is within these principles, that we may exercise our rights.
The Los Angeles City County Native American Indian Commission fought for decades for the removal of the Columbus statue. Their dedication and resiliency has paid off. Although there wasn't a lot of media coverage, that doesn't dictate the sheer magnitude of this historic event!