Thursday, November 09, 2006

Fall of the Berlin Wall

On this day in 1989, Communist-controlled East Germany opened gates in the Berlin Wall allowing its citizens to freely travel into West Germany. After 28 years of separation for East and West, East Germans surged through at midnight cheering and shouting and were met by jubilant West Berliners on the other side. Ecstatic crowds clambered up the Wall, danced along the top and eventually began hacking large chunks from it with hand tools.

This was a great day for freedom and worth our thoughts today!

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