There’s certainly nothing wrong with news outlets remembering the anniversary of the terror attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., though the seemingly required conclusion that “we may never know the shooter’s motives” is really wearing thin. But what about that other anniversary?
It turns out it’s not just us, and a few other people thought the 30th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall rated some acknowledgement as well.
Today in 1987 President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. pic.twitter.com/S4xuiu7w75
— History Lovers Club (@historylvrsclub) June 12, 2017
— American History (@TodayInAmHist) June 12, 2017
30 years ago today.
"Tear down this wall!"
Aides wanted the line removed.
The line stayed.
The wall did not. https://t.co/hFYIAfDIta
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) June 12, 2017
#OnThisDay in 1987, Reagan ignored the advice of his speechwriters & stood for freedom, saying "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
— Bit Marcello (@BitMarcello) June 12, 2017
Anyone old enough doesn’t even need to play back the video to hear the line perfectly, word for word.
Another great photo: Pres. Reagan views the Berlin Wall with Chancellor of West Germany Helmut Kohl. 6/12/87 pic.twitter.com/c3Leo1qawv
— Kelly Terez (@kellyterez) June 12, 2017
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 12, 2017
President Ronald Reagan's message to Gorbachev at the Brandenburg Gate was unmistakable, inspirational, and powerful https://t.co/IuG3ngZdJW
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 12, 2017
— Dr. Kevin Campbell (@DrKevinCampbell) June 12, 2017
I was on his security team there. Incredible! 'Tear down this wall’: Reagan’s Berlin wall speech, 30 years later https://t.co/NDodFTaSrJ
— Markus (@MarineJustice) June 12, 2017
One of President Reagan’s very finest moments in a two-term presidency chock full of fine moments. https://t.co/LATN9EAvgQ
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) June 12, 2017
— Jeff Adams (@JeffRavensOs) June 12, 2017
anniversary of Reagan Berlin speech. Few young Americans know what an amazing leader President Ronald Reagan was https://t.co/VU4t8H8825
— ModifiedDarvasBox (@ModDarvasBox) June 12, 2017
OTD in 1987, Reagan gave the 'Tear down this wall' address. So here is a bit of it, at the Reagan Library. Good day to start work. pic.twitter.com/wh9eATerx3
— Dom Barker (@dombarker1) June 12, 2017
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A grateful Chris Pratt marks Memorial Day by sharing beautiful Bible verse, Reagan speech https://t.co/gwanh1xmMz
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 30, 2016