~~~ Dedication Official Plaque ~~~
National Register of Historic Places
John H. Reagan Monument
26 April 2003


The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 declares that
"the historical and cultural foundations of the Nation should be preserved as a living part of our community life...".
The listing of the Reagan Monument on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
fulfills this purpose and elevates the life and works of John H. Reagan to a national place of honor.


Atop the hill in Reagan City Park, sits the magnificient John H. Reagan Monument, overlooking a beautifully landscaped park.
There are many playground and picnic provisions.
Leigh Cravin, Chairman of the Anderson County Historical Commission in 2003, presided during the dedication ceremony. The Reverand Alan VanHooser, Minister of Westwood United Methodist Church, opened the ceremony with a prayer.
Music is provided by Christoper VanHooser and Amanda VanHooser.
Gary Williams relates the history of the Monument and plaque.
Dr.Hal Martin, President of Coppini Art Academy of Fine Arts, tells the life story of Coppini, the sculptor of this and many other beautiful bronze statues.
The unveiling is by Steve Sussdorf and Tucker Boyd Royall
The Honorable Mayor Foss accepts the Plaque for the City of Palestine, which is later installed on the south side of the monument.

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