In a letter to the Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation, the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project endorsed the initiative to build a Ronald Reagan monument in Kiev. Read the letter below:
Dear Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation,
I write in support of the Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation’s effort to place a Ronald Reagan monument in Kiev.
As you may know, I founded the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project in 1997 which is committed to preserving the legacy of the 40th President of the United States throughout the nation and abroad, by encouraging the naming of buildings, roads, landmarks, and schools after the late President. There are currently 150 domestic dedications in 32 states and the District of Columbia, and 17 international dedications in nine countries.
Reagan’s leadership left a resounding impact on the lives of citizens here at home and individuals worldwide. Abroad, his disdain for communism moved him to set in place policies that would see the Soviet Union fall.
Reagan was an avid supporter of an Eastern Europe independent of communism and has grown to be known as a key figure in a free economy and overall economic liberation. Since 2011, 11 monuments to Reagan have been built across Eastern Europe, such as in Sofia, Budapest, and Tbilisi. Now, Ukraine wants its own monument for the great leader to stand as a symbol of their freedom.
Thank you for your efforts to build a Ronald Reagan monument in Ukraine.
President, Americans for Tax Reform
Chairman, Ronald Reagan Legacy Project