Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Victims of Communism Memorial Dedication



The lady in the picture is the statue commemorating the Victims of Communism. Her dedication was today.

I've linked to GW's speech. Not bad, not memorable - he rather modestly acknowledges others, particularly Reagan:
By remaining steadfast in freedom's cause, we will ensure that a future American President does not have to stand in a place like this and dedicate a memorial to the millions killed by the radicals and extremists of the 21st century.

We can have confidence in the power of freedom because we've seen freedom overcome tyranny and terror before. Dr. Edwards said President Reagan went to Berlin. He was clear in his statement. He said, "tear down the wall," and two years later the wall fell. And millions across Central and Eastern Europe were liberated from unspeakable oppression. It's appropriate that on the anniversary of that speech, that we dedicate a monument that reflects our confidence in freedom's power.

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