Well over a year ago, a five-foot chunk of stone fell from the ceiling of the Jefferson Memorial. Perhaps we're just getting used to living in an age where government funding doesn't keep pace with the growing needs of our important public spaces.
Memorials on the Mall (and elsewhere for that matter) have an at best imperfect track record on accuracy.
Having just gotten back from a trip abroad where the news was dominated by the story of a politician facing severe consequences for his sexual misconduct, I opened up the pages of the American news to find... well, pretty much the same thing.
In response to the ban on dancing at monuments and subsequent arrests at the Jefferson Memorial, the Dance Liberation Front has mobilized for a national protest on Saturday, June 11: "Do the Robot" Day.