“Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.“ –June 6, 1984
Friday June 12, 2015 marked the 28th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s famous “Tear Down this Wall!” speech. In commemoration, First District-Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do recently unveiled a statue of President Reagan in Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. It was in this park where President Reagan launched his 1984 presidential reelection campaign. Twenty-eight years later, local elected officials gathered from across Orange County, including former Congressman Christopher Cox, Second District Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel, Assemblywoman Young Kim, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Westminster City Council Member Tyler Diep, and Orange Mayor Pro-Tem Fred Whitaker among many others. Visitors can visit the statue which was funded by private donations and will soon feature 15 unique plaques with famous quotes from President Reagan.