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Cathy Wurzer

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Reagan's trip to Germany inspired the Ramones

Today's Morning Edition music is from 30 years ago today when, during a state visit, President Ronald Reagan participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at cemetery near Bitburg, Germany. He was widely criticized for being there after it was revealed that 49 members of a Nazi S.S. division were buried in the cemetery. During the same trip, Regan declined to visit the site of a World War Two concentration camp. In response to Reagan's decision, the Ramones wrote and recorded this song which was subtitled "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg."