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A number of officials and former Reagan Administration colleagues attended the dedication of the statue of the President Ronald Reagan at Reagan National Airport Nov. 1
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A number of officials and former Reagan Administration colleagues attended the dedication of the statue of the President Ronald Reagan at Reagan National Airport Nov. 1

 

Passengers traveling in and out of Reagan National Airport will now be greeted by a 9-foot tall, nearly $1 million bronze statue of the president.

The statue is the fourth dedicated this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's birth by the Reagan Presidential Foundation. It's located outside Terminal A and depicts the former president with his hands at his side and his gaze fixed slightly off in the distance. 

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was present for the ceremony, as were Elizabeth Dole and James Burnley, who served as transportation secretaries under Reagan.  

It was under the Reagan administration that National and Dulles Airports were transferred from federal control to a regional board, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. The Authority spent approximately $80,000  on site preparations for the statue.

 

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