Skip to comments.Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled in Capitol Rotunda
Posted on 06/04/2009 9:01:21 AM PDT by Reagan Man
A seven-foot bronze statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled in the Capitol Rotunda yesterday in a ceremony that included former First Lady Nancy Reagan and Former Chief of Staff James Baker.
The former first lady shed a tear when a blue curtain was pulled back revealing the statue of her beloved Ronnie. Nancy Reagan touched the statues knee, saying, The last time that I was in this room, it was for Ronnies service. Its nice to be back under happier circumstances.
The Rotunda was packed with the Reagan fraternity and sitting officials. James Baker told the assembled crowd at the statue unveiling, It will stand forever as a silent sentry in these hallowed halls, to teach our children and our grandchildren about that which once was and to inspire them with visions of that which can be again -- today, tomorrow and unto the generations.
The sculptor, Chas Fagan, enmeshed the top of the statue's base with chips of the Berlin Wall running around the perimeter. One of Reagan's hands rests on a shelf, emblazoned with a torch. The presidential seal is embossed on one side of the base. The California state seal adorns the other. A quote from the 40th president is inscribed on the back: America's best days are yet to come. Our proudest moments are yet to be. Our most glorious achievements just ahead.
I miss Ronald Reagan.
May his words be prophetic. Right now, I have a hard believing our best days are ahead.
Obama isn’t there.....Really pi**** me off.
Our best days are ahead, but perhaps not for a couple of
“I miss Ronald Reagan.”
MORE and MORE - EVERY DAY!!!!
Glad he wasn’t.
Even Ronald Reagan’s STATUE shouldn’t have to set eyes on the Obamanation.
Is Obama going to return that too?....
Does anyone besides me find it troubling that a statue of Reagan exists in the Capitol Rotunda when he was never a member of the House or the Senate and stood against much of the wasteful government largesse that stems largely from Congress?
Wouldn’t a statue of Tip O’Neill or Jim Wright be more fitting for this den of thieves?
Next up? Mount Rushmore.
God Bless Pres.Reagan!!
Thanks, I wish it really could be that quick.
Let's just say that if Nancy Pelosi mysteriously shows up beaten to death with a copy of Road to Serfdom or Harry Reid is choked to death with copies of the Federalist Papers....well, we'll know the ghost of the Gipper is out and about.
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