Tuesday, May 31, 2011

President Ronald Reagan - This Day in History

In a remarkable and symbolic address to a group of Moscow University students on May 31, 1988 President Reagan stood in front of an enormous bust of Lenin and spoke openly about freedom, technology, creativity and his desire to see the Berlin Wall torn down. He told the students, "your generation is living in one of the most exciting, hopeful times in Soviet history when the first breath of freedom stirs the air and the heart beats to the accelerated rhythm of hope, when the accumulated spiritual energies of a long silence yearn to break free."

On Nov. 9, 1989 the deadly Berlin Wall, separating East from West Germany, came down.

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