Friday, October 23, 2009

Our Presidnet Says No.

Germany is coordinating a campaign to raise awareness on more than 20 US colleges of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
When looking at the courses of instruction at many colleges this is something that is very much needed.

Although slowly more colleges and high schools are actually instituting more studies of the Cold War and its
consequences, the general public is still painfully unaware, or has forgotten this black page of history.

Except for the Wall Project in Los Angeles, as far as I know there will be very few observations or celebrations
commemorating this so very important date.

President Obama was personally invited by Chancellor Angela Merkle during his visit to Germany, to join the celebration in Berlin to observe the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall.

It appears that he declined to attend and instead will be sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in his place.

Is this proper and appropriate? Not in my view, the US should send no one less than our leader and the Commander in Chief of our military. To do less is like a slap in the face of all the brave men and women who "stood the line" during the long and hard struggle to defeat communism.

This is my personal opinion and does not reflect the opinion of this site or American Cold War Veterans, Inc.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"