Reagan Statue Unveiled on Hill

Bronze statue graces Capitol rotunda
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 3, 2009 12:52 PM CDT
Reagan Statue Unveiled on Hill
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan walks to the podium with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, left, and a Capitol police officer during a ceremony to unveil a statue of her husband.   (AP Photo)

An overjoyed and teary-eyed Nancy Reagan watched with delight as a bronze statue of her beloved late husband Ronald Reagan was unveiled at the US Capitol today. Reagan-era policymakers also looked on in the Capitol's Rotunda as blue cloth was pulled to reveal a 7-foot statue that casts the 40th president flashing his legendary aw-shucks grin. (More Ronald Reagan stories.)

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