Woodrow Wilson statue re-installed at Prague’s main train station

08-09-2011

A statue honoring the late American president Woodrow Wilson was re-installed at Prague’s main train station on Thursday. The original monument, built in 1928, was torn down by the Nazis in 1941. Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda, as well as the mayor of Prague 1, Oldřich Lomecký, attended the re-installation of the statue and placed a bronze tube containing historic documents inside the body of the statue. The project, which was initiated by the American Friends of the Czech Republic, took several years to complete. The official unveiling of the statue is scheduled to take place October 5, with President Václav Klaus and foreign guests such as Madeleine Albright set to attend.