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In March, 1983, during a speech in Orlando, Florida, President Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire.”

The “Evil Empire” speech marked a defining moment in Reagan’s presidency. Less than a decade later, Soviet communism was in the ash heap of history, and the Cold War had not simply ended – it had been won.

Hard as it is to believe, there is no memorial commemorating Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech.

So we’re going to build it.

The Evil Empire Speech Memorial Foundation was launched in 2010 to properly commemorate the Evil Empire Speech and its importance to human freedom and to honor international victims of communism.

As we raise awareness of the speech and the Memorial Fund, we realize the work to which Reagan devoted his life – the work of human freedom – is not over.

Today, millions of people who once lived under the tyranny of the Soviet Evil Empire live in freedom. But millions more still suffer at the hands of tyranny and are denied the basic human freedoms of speech, religion, and self-determination.

Though the empire fell, evil remains. That’s why we need your help today.

The Evil Empire Speech Memorial project is designed not just to remember the past but to bring attention to the injustices of today.

The Evil Empire Speech Memorial Foundation is organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Your contribution to the Evil Empire Speech Memorial Foundation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

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How You Can Help

Please consider donating to this cause. An appropriate and necessary memorial to Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech stands at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Yet to date, no acknowledgment exists to pay tribute to President Ronald Reagan’s Evil Empire Speech – the most important Cold War address he delivered on U.S. soil. It is time to mark the historical significance of President Reagan’s speech so future generations can understand the need to face down tyranny with liberty and to face down moral relativism with moral clarity.

To build this memorial, the Foundation needs to raise the necessary funds. The Foundation was structured to keep all internal expenses low as possible. The Foundation has no employees – only volunteers who recognize the importance of this mission. The Evil Empire Speech Memorial Foundation is a private foundation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization under the tax code. All contributions to the Foundation are deductible to the donor.

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