SOURCE: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

October 26, 2011 11:00 ET

Ronald Reagan Statue to Be Unveiled at Reagan National Airport as Part of Reagan Centennial Celebration; November 1, 2011

SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 26, 2011) -

WHAT:
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced today that a statue of Ronald Reagan will be unveiled at Reagan National Airport on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. The statue is one of several statues worldwide that are being unveiled in 2011 as part of the historic year-long celebration commemorating 100 years since the birth of our nation's 40th President.

The nine-foot tall bronze statue of President Ronald Reagan weighs approximately 900 pounds and stands in front of a 38 foot curving stainless steel wall which is four feet high at its peak and includes the cutout image of an American eagle. The statue captures President Reagan in motion, as he greets travelers arriving or departing Reagan National Airport. The statue was created by acclaimed American sculptor Chas Fagan of North Carolina, whose other works of President Reagan can be seen in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, in Grosvenor Square in London, and at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.

WHO:

  • The Honorable Ray LaHood, United States Secretary of Transportation
  • The Honorable Elizabeth Dole, Former United States Secretary of Transportation (under President Reagan)
  • The Honorable James Burnley, Former United States Secretary of Transportation (under President Reagan)
  • Charles D. Snelling, Chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

PROGRAM:
11:15 a.m.
Press Availability (outdoors at Statue Site)

  • Secretary Elizabeth Dole
  • Secretary James Burnley

11:30 a.m.
Statue Unveil (outdoors at Statue Site)

  • Secretary Ray LaHood
  • Secretary Elizabeth Dole
  • Secretary James Burnley
  • Frederick J. Ryan, Jr.

12:00 p.m.
Program and luncheon (inside the Historic Terminal A)

  • Secretary Ray LaHood
  • Secretary Elizabeth Dole
  • Secretary James Burnley
  • Charles D. Snelling
  • Frederick J. Ryan, Jr.

WHERE:
Reagan National Airport, adjacent to Terminal A
(map for directions is available)

MEDIA INFORMATION:
A Mult Box will be provided at both the outdoor statue unveiling program and the indoor program.

REAGAN FOUNDATION:
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the promotion of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center and The Air Force One Pavilion. Located in Simi Valley, California the Library houses 63 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America's 40th President. www.reaganfoundation.org; www.reagancentennial.com

Media wanting to attend this event must RSVP by contacting Melissa Giller at mgiller@reaganfoundation.org. All organizations bringing broadcast trucks must specify at time of RSVP, and make parking arrangements with MWAA Public Affairs at 703-417-8370.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Reagan Foundation:
    Melissa Giller
    805-390-6405
    Email Contact

    Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority:
    Rob Yingling
    703-417-8370
    Email Contact