Saturday, November 09, 2019

On this day in 1989: The Berlin Wall falls

One of the most defining moments of the 20th century occurred on this day in Berlin in 1989 when freedom loving East Germans stormed the checkpoints and crossed the Berlin Wall, the "wall of shame" as Winston S. Churchill called it.

The left-wing media isn't playing up the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall as much as they would, let's say, for an Occupy Wall Street Movement anniversary. Of course they aren't, many of these elitists believe the Soviet Union collapsed--that was in 1991--because the wrong people were in charge.

The profound event rippled through the world. On a personal level, were it not for the collapse of European communism my wife may not have ever left the Soviet Union. And our daughter wouldn't be with us.

Below are photos of Berlin Wall slabs from the Marathon Pundit collection.

Old Port at Portland, Maine.

That's your humble blogger at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Reagan Peace Garden, Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois.


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