Monday, March 1, 2010

Ronald Reagan Museum

by Micayla
We went to the Ronald Reagan Museum! We got to go on the real Air Force One plane that he rode on!! We saw a replica of the oval office, and the presidential seal!!
My favorite part was learning about the Berlin Wall...
...It was a wall put up by East Germany, it enclosed the city of West Berlin separating it from the East. When the wall was being built parents would hold up their children (over the wall) for the grandparents on the other side to see them before the wall was complete. The west side was a free side; they were allowed to go near it and paint it (because they knew that no one would want to go to the east side)! But on the east side they were not allowed to go near the wall, there were guards with dogs and barbed wire. People tried to escape to the west side but few made it.

We touched a piece of the West side of the Berlin Wall.

Here is the quote that President Reagan said to help bring the wall down :
"We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate.
Mr. Gorachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorachev, tear down this wall."

It's a fun place to go. You should check it out sometime!

Taking a look at the East German side of the wall (there was no paint or pictures on this side, just a plain wall).

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