ARLINGTON – A statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled Tuesday in front of Reagan National Airport as part of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration. Dozens of former Reagan staffers, airport workers and friends of the 40th president came to the ceremony to honor Ronald Reagan.
“Ronald Reagan’s presence here will be a reminder of the things he stood for and his lasting legacy,” said Fred Ryan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.
The 9-foot-tall bronze statue is located near Terminal A and is visible to people driving by the airport.
Kenny Klinge, a former staff member of Reagan’s who worked on all of his campaigns, recalled the humble nature of the Great Communicator. Klinge said if Reagan were still alive he probably would not have thrown himself such an elaborate celebration for his hundredth birthday.
“He wasn’t into this kind of stuff but when people wanted to do things he said okay,” Klinge said.