30th anniversary of 1989

Democracy in Central Europe After Thirty Years Wrap-Up Democracy in Central Europe After Thirty Years Wrap-Up

♪♪♪ Our purpose today is twofold. We want to celebrate the momentous breakthrough for democracy that occurred 30 years ago, and we also want to examine the present situation in Poland in Central Europe and the challenges that lie ahead. Mr. President, I’ll begin my remarks today with the same words that you used to…

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1989 30th Anniversary Tribute to Lech Wałęsa Wrap-Up 1989 30th Anniversary Tribute to Lech Wałęsa Wrap-Up

♪♪♪ Tonight we want to say thank you to Lech Walesa and to let him know that we have not forgotten the importance of that moment in 1980 when he jumped over that shipyard wall in Gdansk to join his fellows- He had been fired so he was rejoining them as colleagues. And to create…

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