20 Years Ago

I remember seeing the fall of the Berlin Wall on TV. I wasn't old enough to know what was happening but from my parents' reaction I knew it was something very important.

Today, knowing the importance of those events and having seen the remnants of the wall myself in 2001, I understand - at least a little bit - the joy and relief that was felt throughout the world two decades ago. I think it is wonderful that the German Chancellor marking this anniversary is one of those who came through the wall on this day.

This has always been one of my favorite Reagan speeches, and I think appropriate for today.