ON-Lion Letter

In February, the new Along the Trail statue of President Ronald Reagan on horseback was unveiled before approximately 1,000 people at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., during ceremonies celebrating what would have been his 105th birthday. 

American sculptor Donald L. Reed of the Rivers Edge Foundry in Beloit, Wis., with his nearly 50 years of experience and expertise in the world of fine art, took close to 10,000 hours to complete the statue.

Reed's Along the Trail depicts Reagan astride his favorite horse, El Alamein.  Weighing 2,500 pounds, it is almost 11 feet high from the ground to the tip of Reagan's head and almost 11 feet from the tip of the horse's nose to the final swirl of his tail.

One of Reagan's personal belt buckles and a piece of the Berlin Wall were placed inside the horse in a muslin bag inside a fireproof security box.

Along with many others, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supported creation of the statue.

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