A monumental story
Regarding the Oct. 30 news article “Trump names national monument to black troops”:
President Trump’s first use of his executive powers to establish national monuments was to designate 380 acres of parkland in Kentucky as a site to honor African Americans’ role as soldiers in the Civil War.
I, like most readers, would have liked to have seen such a positive and historic step to honor these warriors, who happened to be African Americans, covered in more of a feature news article that could have had greater exposure for all readers, including those who may have lost relatives during that very divisive time in American history.
This article should have been on Page 1 for all to see and appreciate.
Such news would be welcome for all Americans, regardless of their political affiliation, be they historians or people who had relatives, of any ethic group, who fought in that most historic war. Brian S. Jones, Fort Washington
Reenactors honor the 1863 Civil War battle of Battery Wagner on Morris Island, S.C.