Monday, November 9

East-west German unity

Today is the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Heads of government from all over the world, including US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, have gathered in Berlin to commemorate this momentous occasion. It is indeed a day for celebration, but let us not forget that atleast 140 people died at the hands of former East German border troops, simply for choosing freedom. My mother was one of the lucky ones.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Duni
    Yes I read it in our newspaper this morning !!!
    Its a day we will all never forget.
    I didn't now that its all 20 years ago ........ ;)
    Have a nice day
    its here very cold :(

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  2. Thank you Duni
    My cold is almost over !!

    It was no mouse its a "squirrel"
    hahahahaha......
    :-)

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  3. Today certainly commemorates a momentous occasion. Hard to believe it's been 20 years already. I'm sending thoughts to the families of those who died but also those who celebrate freedom!

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  4. Wow! 20 years and I can still remember seeing it on the evening news. I am so glad your mom was one of the lucky ones.

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  5. I heard that U2 did a surprise concert in honor of the momentous occasion one day last week. Of course, only so many people could fit into the venue holding the concert, so some were really disappointed to miss it. Then, the residents/tourists were shocked to see U2 erecting a huge screen outside so everyone could be a part of the celebration. I thought that was way cool.

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    Please stop by and pick it up if you would like. You inspire me! xx

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  6. This is really a significant year for survival and memories and commemoration. Thanks and gratitude to the families who lost loved ones and all the best to those who made it through. You have paved the way for those who dare to dream and those who will succeed.
    All the best to your mom!

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  7. all forms of freedom is a cause for celebration! CHEERS!

    you have an award waiting for you LADY MS BLOGGER ;)
    http://heniperrr.blogspot.com/2009/11/lady-ms-bloggersssssss.html

    THANK YOU for the comment

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  8. These kind of events should never be forgotten. We should always remember that we owe the freedom that we have from the people who sacrificed even their own life.

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