Reagan Statue Planned for Airport That Bears His Name

Reagan statue will soon occupy Reagan National Airport

By Andy Salsman
|  Thursday, Jul 8, 2010  |  Updated 2:16 PM EDT
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Reagan Statue Planned for Airport That Bears His Name

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The airport that carries Ronald Reagan’s name will soon carry the former president’s likeness.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s board of directors has agreed to place a statue of the 40th American president at Ronald Reagan National Airport, the Sun Gazette reported.

The statue is expected to be in bronze and be about 1.5 times life-size. It’ll likely be placed near the airport’s Terminal A.

Other Reagan statues will be built in the coming year in honor of his 100th birthday next year.

“We’re doing huge centennial celebrations across the U.S. ... and overseas,” Melissa Giller, of the Reagan Foundation, told the Sun Gazette.

The statue at the airport, however, likely won’t be finished in time for that birthday.


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