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Dixon in Lee County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Wings of Peace and Freedom

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
1. The Wings of Peace and Freedom Marker
Inscription. In 1991 Nick Tanev, an immigrant to the United States from Bulgaria, presented to then Mayor James Dixon and the City of Dixon, the sculpture called “The Wings of Peace and Freedom.” The presentation was made during a sister cities convocation of Dixonites and Russians who had come together in peace and friendship following years of conflict between the governments of the United States and the Soviet Union.

The sculpture is an expression of Mr. Tanev's gratitude to President Ronald Reagan for his part in ending the Cold War. Because Dixon was the President's boyhood home, Mr Tanev sought to award the town that had produced such a courageous and strong leader. Mr Tanev attributed his own success and good fortune to his having left the oppression of Bulgaria for the prosperity and hope he found in the United States of America. The sculpture is for his the very symbol of the joy and triumph he found in the peace and freedom of his adopted homeland.
 
Location. 41° 50.574′ N, 89° 28.918′ W. Marker is in Dixon, Illinois, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2nd Street and South Galena Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Dixon IL 61021, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
2. The Wings of Peace and Freedom Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Berlin Wall Replica (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln Supports Fremont for President (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Christian Church (about 500 feet away); Dixon Public Library (about 600 feet away); Dixon Historic Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reagan Home (approx. half a mile away); Reagan Way (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dixon.
 
Categories. War, Cold
 
The Wings of Peace and Freedom image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
3. The Wings of Peace and Freedom
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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