Monday, November 9, 2009

20th Anniversary: Remembering Fall of The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was erected by the German Democratic Republic(GDR), and encircled the city of West Berlin, separating it from East Germany. The Inner German Border demarcated the border between East and West Germany. This Wall came to symbolize the Iron Curtain which symbolized both the ideological and physical boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of WWII to the end of the Cold War, in 1991. From 1961 and 1989, the Wall stopped emigration into West Germany. On November 9, 1989 the East German government announced that all GDR citizens could visit West Germany.




19 comments:

TREXPRESS said...

You got that right Teresa, World leaders past and present will be in Berlin today for the 20th anniversary of the fall of communist repression's most visible symbol: the 112-mile concrete wall that split the city for more than a quarter-century. Conspicuously absent: the president of the United States, Barack Obama. Obama's folks say he's too busy to accept German President Angela Merkel's invitation to attend today's festivities It's pathetic that Obama won't be there...0bama would never celebrate the destruction of communism. He considers it a day of mourning.
This just verifies how arrogant and narcissistic the Kenyan is.

WomanHonorThyself said...

great sober reminder Teresa..and by the way..the families of Fort Hood victims must be reeling from this pathetic excuse for a President!

Ron Russell said...

In all the speeches today in Berlin, the name of Ronald Reagan never came up, does that tell you anything about where we are!!!!

Teresa said...

TREXPRESS,
You hit the nail on the head. He's too much of a narcissist to take the time to go to Germany. He's a disgrace.

Teresa said...

WomanHonorThyself,
This Berlin Wall coming down is definitely a momentous occasion to remember. Your right. This President is pathetic.

Bungalow Bill said...

I agree with Ron. What a sad day that Reagan wasn't cited as a hero of the fall of the wall. We all know better though.

Teresa said...

Ron,
I guess we have a bunch of commie lovers in the world.

The Right Look said...

I'll never forget Reagan's words...

"Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall."

Ron Russell, we'll always remember your namesake over this side of the pond! ;)

Never fear that!

-j-

Amusing Bunni said...

Wow, Teresa, time sure flies! Thanks for posting the Video's....What a great Leader Ronnie was. The pathetic poser we're stuck with now is a disgrace.

Here is a fun fact. At a train station not too far from my house, there have an actual chunk of the Berlin Wall, it's about 7 feet high and 3 feet wide. I keep meaning to take a pic of it one of these days. It has graffitti and everything. Ah, those were the good old days. Hope you had a nice weekend. I'm doing ok, considering.

The_Kid said...

Sure miss those days.

Jim McMahon said...

Bring back "The Gipper."

Rotti said...

44 years ago I was on the other side of the Iron curtain, or the Wall. As young as I was then, this experience is still vivid in my mind and instilled the great desire of never giving up personal freedom. What I found most depressing at that time was that there was no freedom of speech.

Thank you Ronald Reagan

real estate agent in Toronto said...

Twenty years. Wow, such a long time. Congrats, Germany. I, even here in Canada, had been thinking about the Berlin Wall whole Monday. Thanks for the videos, the speech of Reagan was just great.

Elli

Teresa said...

The Right Look,
I'll never forget Reagan's words either.

Teresa said...

Amusing Bunni,
That's neato, that there is a chunk of the Berlin Wall at the train station. Hope everything's going good.

Teresa said...

The Kid,
Me too.

Teresa said...

Jim,
I agree. "The Gipper" loved America, unlike the commie we have in WH now.

Teresa said...

Rotti,
Thank Goodness for Ronald Reagan taking a stand for freedom.

Teresa said...

Real estate agent,
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Reagan is my favorite President.