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Monroe Portrait Unveiled
Excerpts from remarks made on the occasion of the unveiling of the Monroe portrait at the James Monroe Memorial Foundation birthday reception and anniversary dinner at the Department of State on April 28, 1987.(1)
. . . Since the American Revolution, this hemisphere has stood for something--for opportunity, for the chance to start over, for tolerance, for freedom to choose one's own leaders and way of life. Realities have often fallen tragically short of these ideals, but the vision and principles contained in the Monroe Doctrine remain the standard for U.S. policy in this hemisphere.
Over the years, the United States has …