Kevin Levin sez, "Whine and complain all you want, but the reason the symbols and stories that you care most about are slowly disappearing is that you have not made a compelling case to maintain them in public spaces. Blame yourselves."
Total and utter bullcrap. They are disappearing because they are the target of a concerted and orchestrated campaign of purgation by the forces of liberalism and leftism that acquired almost irresistible power in this country subsequent to World War II. This campaign has occurred during my adult lifetime, and I have witnessed both its actions and its results.