Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Remembering Margaret Thatcher

It is with heavy hearts that we at the MWPC heard the news of the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Born from humble means, Margaret Thatcher was one of the most significant women in world politics in the last 50 years.

Known as the Iron Lady for her personal and political determination, she was elected leader of the Conservative party in 1975, and four years later became the first female prime minister of Great Britain. Mrs. Thatcher played a significant role in domestic politics and her international policies and decisions shaped Britain for years.

Thatcher had a close relationship with President Ronald Reagan, and helped to shape american politics with her influence as well.  In a statement released by the White House President Obama remarked, 
"She stands as an example to our daughters that there is no glass ceiling that can't be shattered... Here in America, many of us will never forget her standing shoulder to shoulder with President Reagan, 
reminding the word that we are not simply carried along by the currents of history - we can shape them with moral conviction, unyielding courage and iron will." 

She stood up for what she believed in and wouldn't back down; her memory will live on in strong women everywhere.