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July 05, 2011

A Statue Honoring President Ronald Reagan In London As A Tribute To His Presidency

This is a video report on a statue of former President Ronald Reagan was dedicated today in London as a tribute to his Presidency, and the role he played with Great Britain’s Margaret Thatcher in bringing down the Iron Curtain, and winning the Cold War. A truly great gesture, and one that is well deserved for President Reagan. Reagan joins Dwight Eisenhower, and Franklin Roosevelt as U.S. Presidents with statues in their honor in London.

A 10-foot bronze figure unveiled outside the US Embassy in London to mark 100 years since his birth.

London AP

Ronald Reagan was hailed as "a great American hero" Monday as his admirers unveiled a 10-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) statue of the former U.S. president near the American embassy in London.

Condoleezza Rice, national security adviser and secretary of state in President George W. Bush's administration, joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague at the morning ceremony in Grosvenor Square.

"Statues bring us to face to face with our heroes long after they are gone," Hague said "Ronald Reagan is without question a great American hero; one of America's finest sons, and a giant of 20th-century history. You may be sure that the people of London will take this statue to their hearts."

Hague also brought a message from former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Reagan's staunch ally, whose frail health has made her public appearances very rare.

"She has asked me to say these words to you: Ronald Reagan was a great president and a great man - a true leader for our times," Hague said.

"He held clear principles and acted upon them with purpose. Through his strength and his conviction he brought millions of people to freedom as the Iron Curtain finally came down."

A few days before Condoleezza Rice was in Prague on Friday as the Czech capital renamed a street in Reagan's honor, and she was in Budapest on Wednesday for the unveiling of a statue of Reagan.

These are among several events this year marking the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth on Feb. 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois.

Wild Thing's comment........

I bet Obama and company are squirming.

God bless Ronald Reagan.

Reagan gets a statue. Obama gives back a bust of Churchill.

That’s really all Americans need to know for 2012,

Posted by Wild Thing at July 5, 2011 05:55 AM


I had read Baroness Thatcher was suppose to attend the ceremony. Her health must be really bad for her to miss this. When the world needed leadership, God gave us Ronald Reagan and Margret Thatcher.

Posted by: BobF at July 5, 2011 07:33 AM

The best o'quamba can expect when he's finally kicked from the White House steps is possibly a fertilizer or suppositary being named after him.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at July 5, 2011 08:09 AM

Yeah a dedication like this probably really pisses obama off, knowing he gave back the bust of Winston Churchill, and that the Brits were these evil colonialist, are honoring Ronald Reagan, a man whose jock strap obama couldn't hold. Then again who give two Sh*ts what obama thinks anyway.

Posted by: Mark at July 5, 2011 06:21 PM

Thank you everyone.
Yes Margaret Thatcher is not well at all. She and Reagan worked so well together. Two people that made a difference for good in the world.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 6, 2011 03:14 AM