September 25, 2023

VMF October 2023 Spotlight


60th anniversary of JFK's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech

JFK’s State Visit to Berlin

 "There are some who say that Communism is the wave of the future.
Let them come to Berlin."

--President John F. Kennedy, Berlin, Germany, June 26, 1963

The story behind John F. Kennedy's 'Ich bin ein Berliner'

Card from Kennedy's Ich bin ein Berliner speech
One of President Kennedy's speech cards from his remarks in Berlin

The speech was peppered with German and one sentence in Latin, written phonetically on one of the speech cards here.
National Archives, John F. Kennedy Library, Boston

When JFK Told West Berliners That He Was One of Them