Ronald Reagan Statue To Be Unveiled At Reagan National Airport


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Ronald Reagan Statue To Be Unveiled At Reagan National Airport

By Jim Douglas

October 27, 2011 - The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced that a statue of Ronald Reagan will be unveiled at Reagan National Airport on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. The statue is one of several statues worldwide that are being unveiled in 2011 as part of the historic year-long celebration commemorating 100 years since the birth of our nation's 40th President. 

Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975) and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor.

The nine-foot tall bronze statue of President Ronald Reagan weighs approximately 900 pounds and stands in front of a 38 foot curving stainless steel wall which is four feet high at its peak and includes the cutout image of an American eagle. The statue captures President Reagan in motion, as he greets travelers arriving or departing Reagan National Airport.

The statue was created by acclaimed American sculptor Chas Fagan of North Carolina, whose other works of President Reagan can be seen in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, in Grosvenor Square in London, and at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. 

In attendance at this event will include Ray LaHood, United States Secretary of Transportation, Elizabeth Dole, Former United States Secretary of Transportation (under President Reagan), James Burnley, Former United States Secretary of Transportation (under President Reagan), Charles D. Snelling, Chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. 

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the promotion of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. 

It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center and The Air Force One Pavilion. Located in Simi Valley, California the Library houses 63 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America's 40th President.
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