Maybe I cried because we don't see this kind of leadership in our country today. Maybe it is the universal struggle against tyranny and for liberty that touched me. It's probably, more than anything, witnessing one of God's servants doing exactly what he was put on this earth to do; and as the Great Communicator, freeing millions and millions of people from the Evil Empire.
Like it is impossible for me to understand the fear and terror of Hitler and World War 2, it is impossible for my children to really understand the terror of the Soviet Union and the real courage it took for President Reagan to make this speech. It's impossible for them to know how important it was for the loudspeakers to be pointed toward East Berlin. This is the moment when the wall, publicly began to fall. It only manifested itself two years later.