September 08, 2004

I'm sure Ron Reagan Jr. will have something snide and irrelevant to say about this

Oh yeah, that's right: his second 15 minutes of fame are up. Sorry Ron: back to community theater productions of Peter Pan.

Anyhoo, the city of Krakow, Poland is renaming its Central Square--seen of Solidarity and anti-Soviet demonstrations in the 1970s and 1980s---after Ronald Reagan.

Somehow, this is a far more fitting tribute than that horrible office building in downtown Dee-Cee.

Posted by Steve at September 8, 2004 03:52 PM | TrackBack

The Belgian town of Bastogne is in the Ardennes near the French border and was a focal point of the Battle of Bulge in December 1944 and January 1945. Unlike most of Europe, the inhabitants remember World War II like it happened yesterday. The buildings facing the town square sport the shoulder patches of the U.S. Army units which participated in the defense of the town and Patton's relief. The town square is Le Place de General McAuliffe (of "Nuts!" fame), complete with a bust of the general and a Sherman tank. It is nice to know that in place like Poland and Belgium, some do not forget.

Posted by: Llama Military Correspondent at September 8, 2004 08:17 PM

sorry about that--the town is near the GERMAN border!

Posted by: Llama Military Correspondent at September 8, 2004 08:19 PM
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