Fox's Kilmeade asks if people will one day try to take down 9/11 memorials like they are with Confederate statues
Brian Kilmeade: "Do you worry 100 years from now someone is going to try to take that memorial down like they are trying remake our memorials today?"
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From the September 11 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Mr. Secretary, you and the vice president will be there [at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA] today. What can we expect? What are you going to be doing there?
SEC. RYAN ZINKE: Well, today is really a memorial for the 40 passengers. We're going to talk to the families that are here. We were here yesterday dedicating a chime with 40 chimes, the design of it, shovel ground breaking for that portion of the monument. We’re really reflecting on how great this country is, the sacrifices we have made and also talking about the change that 9/11 brought to all Americans.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Do you worry 100 years from now someone is going to try to take that memorial down like they are trying remake our memorials today?
ZINKE: Well, I'm one that believes that we should learn from history. And I think our monuments are a part of our country's history. We can learn from it. Since we don't put up statues of Jesus, everyone is going to fall morally short. And I think reflecting on our history both good and bad is a powerful statement and part of our DNA. I'm an advocate of, again, learning from our monuments, understanding the period they were made, but also we live in a great country and monuments are not Republican, Democrat, independent. The monuments are a tribute to all of us.