Friday, June 13, 2008

President Reagan's Speech "Tear Down This Wall": June 12, 1987

Lest we forget: It was 21 years ago this week, on June 12, 1987 in front of Brandenberg Gate, Berlin, that President Ronald Reagan challenged then-General Secretary Michael Gorbechev to Open this gate. . . tear down this wall!



There's nothing quite like seeing President Reagan's words in context. But it was another two years and six months later -- November 1989 -- that the wall came down.

3 comments:

Karen L. Alaniz said...

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5carrolls said...

Thanks for that video, Eileen. Today, I live approx. two hours from where that was filmed in former East Germany, but when it happened I was still in grade school. Now, as an adult, it is good to renew my perspective on that turbulent time.
Brianna

Edward Lewis said...

Great video! Really good find :)