Lady Thatcher was a great friend of the United States. In full partnership with her close friend, President Ronald Reagan, Vice President and later, President George Bush, she was a tremendous aid and support to the United States during their most critical periods of their presidencies. During this time, American and British hostages were held abroad, terrorists threatened the world at large and wars were erupting in the Mid-East. Largely, through the cooperative relationship of the United States and Great Britain, Communism was finally brought to an end. And when the Berlin Wall first came down, and the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) still existed, It was my pleasure in 1991 to be asked to serve as a delegate to the Moscow Conference on Law and Bilateral Economic Development in behalf of the Free World and the Soviet Union.
When Lady Thatcher was invited to Utah to highlight a trade conference between Great Britain and the Utah, I was commissioned to create her portrait in Bronze. It was presented to her as a gift from the people of Utah. To my great surprise and delight, she expressed extreme pleasure at the quality of the work.
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