Sunday, February 11, 2007
Soviet monument to make way for Ronald Reagan
(Story) "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."
posted by El Capitan at 12:11 AM
What a great idea - both theirs and yours!1:18 PM
I agree...both are great ideas. I'm not familiar with fundraising in the blog world - but let me know if someone comes up with something.1:46 PM