Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Wall Day

Twenty years ago today, the Berlin Wall came down.

As somebody who grew up during the height of the Cold War, this was significant to me. I also spent the first ten years of my military service training for when "the balloon goes up". Thankfully, it never came.

Thanks to fellow Cold Warrior Baldilocks for reminding me, and to Anthony Martin for including a bit of President Regan's "Wall Speech" in his story.

They don't make Presidents like that any more....


1 comment:

Moogie P said...

They sure don't make presidents like that anymore.

Today, in his video remarks played at the Wall our current president referenced "tyrrany." Two days after the House of Representatives eked out a vote for communism and declared it a smashing victory, the president referenced "tyranny."

I'm thinking Congress needs a good dictionary.