November 2, 2011
From left; Frederick Ryan Jr., chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, former Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Charles Snelling chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority,unveil the statue of President Reagan, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. A nine-foot statue honoring former President Ronald Reagan has been unveiled at the Washington-area airport that bears his name, more than a decade after the facility was renamed for him. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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ARLINGTON, Va. -- The 18 million passengers who travel in and out of the nation's capital through Reagan National Airport each year will now be greeted by a 9-foot tall, nearly $1 million bronze statue of the former president that was unveiled Tuesday.