Monday, June 12, 2006

Mr Gorbechev, Tear Down This Wall!

In one of the defining moments of his Presidency, Ronald Reagan, on
This day in 1987
, said;

"There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace." He then called upon his Soviet counterpart: "Secretary General Gorbachev, if you seek peace--if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe--if you seek liberalization: come here, to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." Addressing the West Berlin crowd, Reagan observed, "Standing before the Brandenburg Gate, every man is a German, separated from his fellow men. Every man is a Berliner, forced to look upon a scar." Reagan then went on to ask Gorbachev to undertake serious arms reduction talks with the United States.

Here's the entire text of the speech.


Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Wow..1987..a longggggggg time has passed since then Kev..where did it go?..:)

June 12, 2006  
Blogger kevin said...

I don't know, but it took my youth with it.

June 12, 2006  
Blogger Brooke said...

Has it REALLY been that long? WOW!

June 13, 2006  

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