A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Ronald Reagan Freedom Square

AFP: Soviet monument to make way for Reagan: report

Opponents of Poland's former communist regime reportedly want to pay a posthumous homage to US President Ronald Reagan by erecting his statue in the place of a Soviet-era monument.

In an open letter to the mayor of the southwestern city of Katowice, the former anti-regime activists said that the staunchly anti-communist Reagan had been a "symbol of liberty," the Polish news agency PAP reported.

As a result, they said, he deserved to become the centrepiece of the city's Freedom Square, replacing a monument to the Soviet troops who drove out the occupying Nazis in 1945.

They also said that they wanted the site to be rebaptised "Ronald Reagan Freedom Square."
What a beautiful memorial for a brilliant, courageous man.

The statue would cost 168,000 American dollars, but the government has "'other pressing needs.'" I hope they are able to fund it.

Better yet, it would be amazing if some Conservatives here in the U.S. would make some donations. We must continue to spread Reagan's message of freedom and democracy around the world and remind future generations of how to stand strong.

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