Statement | Washington, DC | January 7, 2021

National Trust for Historic Preservation Condemns Attack on the U.S. Capitol

The National Trust for Historic Preservation condemns Wednesday’s violent insurrection at the United States Capitol in the strongest possible terms. The U.S. Capitol is an iconic national landmark, designed specifically to convey the values of our republic in a powerful and enduring way, and it continued to serve this purpose, even as the shameful events unfolded. The immediate reconvening of Congress in the House and Senate Chambers to continue the democratic process reinforced the symbolism and the power of the U.S. Capitol to represent our national values in a way that is far stronger than the mob that sought to undermine these ideals. As our country grapples with and recovers from these events, the National Trust remains deeply committed to the preservation of landmarks all across this country that tell our full American story and advance justice and equity for all people.

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