A Tribute Worthy of Note

There were three individuals that brought down the Iron Curtain and brought freedom to much of eastern Europe; Margaret Thacher, Ronald Reagan, and Pope John Paul II. In a display of gratitude seldom seen, Poland has decided to honor one of the greats:

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland will award late U.S. president Ronald Reagan one of its highest distinctions to recognize his role in the downfall of communism in Europe, the president’s office told Reuters on Wednesday.

Polish President Lech Kaczynski will present the Order of the White Eagle to Nancy Reagan, the former president’s widow, during a visit to the United States next week.

“The president noted the award should recognize Reagan’s 8-year presidency and his contribution to the downfall of communism in this part of Europe,” said Lena Dabkowska-Cichocka, sub-secretary in the president’s office.

Many Poles credit Reagan, who took office in 1981, with helping the anti-communist movement in eastern Europe.

He was known for portraying the Soviet Union as an “evil empire” and supporting Poland’s Solidarity movement which pushed the Eastern European country to become the first in the region to shake off communism in 1989. source

One Response to “A Tribute Worthy of Note”

  1. babbazee Says:

    It’s a beautiful thing.
    Go Poland!

    Those who have seen evil close up know the difference between right and wrong.

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