The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Bet­ter late than never. Seventy years af­ter Nazi troops de­stroyed it, a me­mo­rial statue hon­or­ing Pres­i­dent Woodrow Wilson re­turns to its old lo­ca­tion in Prague, re­built and spiffed up, to rec­og­nize the former pres­i­dent’s role in help­ing the Czech peo­ple achieve in­de­pen­dence in 1918.

“The Czech peo­ple never for­got which coun­try and which pres­i­dent did so much to se­cure their in­de­pen­dence,” says Robert Doubek, di­rec­tor of Amer­i­can Friends of the Czech Repub­lic, and di­rec­tor of the project.

The orig­i­nal Wilson Mon­u­ment, which stood in front of Prague’s main train sta­tion, was ded­i­cated on July 4, 1928.

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