Poland Plans Reagan Statue
After all, Ronald Reagan had nothing to do with the fall of Communism, as the leftists/academics like to claim--he just endangered the world, with all those "Star Wars" programs and escalating rhetoric like "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"-- but I digress:
Polish admirers of Ronald Reagan plan to raise a statue of the former U.S president in Warsaw, where he is revered for his role in the downfall of communism in Europe.Ah, the Poles, a member of the "Coalition of the Willing" and one of the few countries actually supportive of the United States. Reagan can be thanked for some of that sentiment.
The 3.5-metre (3.8-yard) stone-and-bronze statue will stand across from the U.S. Embassy, the head of the group raising money for the memorial said on Monday. The group includes Poles living in Poland, Canada and the United States.
"Reagan was the person who defeated the communists and opened the way for freedom in Poland," Janusz Dorosiewicz said. "The statue is a way for his legacy to live on."
Many Poles credit staunch anti-communist Reagan with helping the anti-communist movement in eastern Europe. In 1989, Poland became the first country in the region to shake off communism.
The group plans to unveil the Reagan statue on in 2007 on July 4 - the U.S. Independence Day.
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