McMorris Rodgers Statement on 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Nov 09, 2009

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement on the historic anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall:

“Twenty years ago a symbol of oppression that was once thought to be a permanent physical division between a free West and an enslaved East Germany was torn down.  It is a major milestone in the march towards freedom begun in Concord, Massachusetts over two centuries ago.

“As a young woman I was moved by the images on television of a newly freed people and they have remained with me for the last twenty years.  President Reagan’s steadfastness working to free those living behind the wall, serves as the model for all public servants and one to which I aspire.”

“The people of East Germany are now granted opportunities at birth that their parents would have had to risk their lives fleeing Communism to enjoy.”

“On this momentous anniversary, Americans stand firmly with free people around the world and people who seek to be free.”


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