Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June 12, 1987, The Berlin Wall & President Reagan




Time flies.   It was 1987, or many years ago today, that President Reagan called on the USSR to tear down the Berlin Wall.

Here is an amazing side note:
"The president overruled his advisers and, as he rode through the streets of West Berlin on June 12, 1987, he told an aide that his speech at the Brandenburg Gate was simply "the right thing to do."

Addressing a crowd of thousands as he stood before the Berlin Wall -- the world's most notorious symbol of Soviet tyranny -- President Reagan declared: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

Tomorrow, former White House speechwriter Peter Robinson will recount the story behind those famous words during a special event at the Reagan Ranch Center here. " (Reagan's famous line nearly clipped from Berlin speech)
What a great moment. Reagan saw the future. The Berlin Wall eventually came down 30 months later!





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