Skip to comments.Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled in Budapest
Posted on 06/29/2011 4:26:07 PM PDT by STARWISE
Hungary unveiled a statue of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan on Wednesday, honoring him for his role in helping to end communism.
Hundreds took part in the unveiling in Budapests Szabadsag, or Freedom, square, including Prime Minister Viktor Orban and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Mr. Reagan was remembered for his role in bringing the Cold War to a conclusion, and for the fact that Hungary regained its sovereignty in the process, the Hungarian government said in a statement.
The 7-foot bronze statue, sculpted by Hungarian artist Istvan Mate, sits in same square as a memorial to Soviet troops liberating Hungary in 1945. That memorial faces the U.S. embassy.
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American troops from the Air Force and Army serving in Hungary pose with the statue today
As more and more demented, partisan, envious libs continue trying to destroy this impressive and consequential American leader, the rest of world acknowledges his documented greatness and memorializes him. Thank you, God, for President Reagan .. how special of the righteous Hungarians. Long live Ronald Reagan and his extraordinary courage! We pray we're soon blessed with another brave leader.
I wonder if any of Zeros boys wanted to be there and were turned down?
Very telling that the ObaMao administration sent nobody to celebrate this momentous occasion. Maybe the local U.S. Ambassador was able to spare a few minutes, but that’s all the lip service we get from this regime.
Made me smile.
OMG — that is so great! The statue captures him in his prime with so many of his qualities!
I have heard there are many homes in Eastern Europe where Ronald Reagan’s picture is on the wall as a tribute to what he did.
EVERY country in central and east Europe should have one.
Notice SOS Clinton will be there a week later. The Hungarians would have delayed the statue unveiling to accommodate her schedule had she wanted to be there. Clearly, she did not.
...and Mama Jarrett had to give the little boy king a pack of cigarettes to clam him down.
Tear-eyed thank you Hungary and thank you Starwise for this thread.
clam calm...same thing..he deserves niether..???..nether
God bless the Hungarians.
How sad that Pres. Reagan is honored more in these countries than he is in the USA. Some day he really must be added to Mt. Rushmore for defeating the USSR without loss of life. Absolutely brilliant.
So glad I saw this thread. I’m very impressed to read this article. I was in Budapest in 1999, and I saw how living within the Soviet Union had been devastating for Hungary.
I agree, especially when you consider what the alternative could have been.
Where’s the statue of Gorbachev? /sarc
I miss Ronald Reagan!
In the meantime, Indonesian removed 0bama’s statue from a public park and put it on an elementary school yard...
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