Reagan Statues Unveiled in London, Hungary, Czech Republic

Some tributes for the Gipper. We miss him.

A statue honoring former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was unveiled in front of the American embassy in London on Monday.

Condoleezza Rice, who served in former President George W. Bush’s administration, attended Monday’s ceremony along with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

“Statues bring us to face to face with our heroes long after they are gone,” said Hague in his remarks at the ceremony.

“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,” he added.

More here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43629666/ns/world_news-europe/

Two eastern European nations last week debuted commemorations to thank former President Ronald Reagan for playing an instrumental role in freeing them from communism. I only found sparse television coverage of the two “Reagan Centennial” events in Hungary and the Czech Republic, but thought I’d share what I located since the events didn’t earn much air time.

The accompanying video first shows a brief item on Wednesday’s Special Report where FNC played some video of a life-size statue of Reagan being unveiled in Freedom Square in front of the U.S. Embassy in Budapest. Second in the video, a short item from MSNBC on Saturday morning about a block of a street in Prague getting named for Ronald Wilson Reagan.
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2011/07/04/video-reagan-statue-unveiled-budapest-and-street-named-him-prague

I wrote this tribute on what would have been his 98th birthday. 

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