The Estonian Society of Los Angeles is very pleased and honored to celebrate this important milestone for Estonia with a luncheon under the Air Force One at the Reagan Library.
The Estonian Society of Los Angeles cordially invites fellow Estonians and friends of Estonia to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Day of Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Estonia on Friday, August 20th, 2021 at 12:30 pm PDT at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065).
As a country affected by Russia, – “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” – words spoken by President Ronald Reagan played a very important part in Estonian Independence. Known as the Berlin Wall Speech, made June 12, 1987 and viewed by the entire world while Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate. This is one of the reasons we choose to celebrate at The Reagan Library.
The speech included these words:
“There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
Also, 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the inauguration of Ronald Reagan as America’s 40th president. It’s a year of re-examining his legacy, re-telling one of America’s greatest stories, re-living a remarkable run as President, and introducing an icon to a new generation.
Our celebration includes a special guest and opening speech, a luncheon under the Air Force One, a docent-led tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and amazing Air Force One Pavilion, plus a self-guided tour of a spectacular, special exhibit: “FBI – From Al Capone To Al-Qaeda”
Space is limited.
Please buy your tickets now at www.eestiselts.com
Or please send us your check payable to Estonian Society of Los Angeles and mail it to: 1306 W 24th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
If you need transportation within Los Angeles and surroundings please let us know.
Until May 23rd: $69 (members of the Estonian Society of Los Angeles), $89 (non-members).
From May 24th to June 23rd: $85 (members of the Estonian Society of Los Angeles, $105 (non-members).
From June 24th to August 10th: $99 (members of the Estonian Society of Los Angeles),$ 119 (non-members).
As part of the day’s celebration there will be a display of books and documents that reflect the work for Estonian independence that took place outside of Estonia during the 1980s and complemented the fight for independence that took place within Estonia. The local Estonian dance group Kivikasukas took on the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics; Estonians from Estonia surprised local Los Angeles Marathon organizers; The Soviet Consul General in San Francisco invited the Los Angeles Estonian Honorary Consul to a black-tie event; The Baltic American Freedom League organized conferences and demonstrations, and more.
We hope you will join us on Friday, August 20th and enjoy our history and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum with a stunning experience of Air Force One.
Estonian Society of Los Angeles