Another historic monument was removed from City Park, this year it is the light display of the Andrew Jackson monument.
City Park’s light display once again features a small scale replica of the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square gates. This is on the west side of the park near City Park Avenue.
Last year, the equestrian Jackson monument was included, however a vandal wrote “racist” on it. This year, the hero of New Orleans is not in the iconic French Quarter scene.
“Each year we try to bring back the traditional items and bring in new installations for everyone to enjoy,” the City Park website claims.
The Park has gone farther to the political left for many many years. Most New Orleanians still refer to the light show as Christmas in the Oaks, even though it was changed to Celebration in the Oaks in 1991. 13 years after Katrina, the park has not recreated the drive through experience, a favorite Christmas tradition, and the Park’s website vaguely says the driving portion is “suspended.” Lafreniere Park in Metairie fills that void with lights donated by the late chicken mogul Al Copeland.
The City Park Improvement Association, the volunteer Board that oversees the park, is full of leftists who supported the removal of the 100 year old G. T. Beauregard monument in 2017. City Park continues to show its lack of respect for the history of New Orleans. The light display would more fittingly be named Politically Correct in the Oaks.