Celebrating the fall of the Wall 20 Years ago on November 9, 1989, when millions of people became finally free.

No more shot people who were trying to illicitly cross the border. No more Cold War between  countries of the NATO and the Warsaw Pact. No more prison for 16 million East Germans.

The lives of millions of people across Europe had changed dramatically to the better.

Time to celebrate, reflect, and to give thanks! :-)

—Marcus Hochstadt

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16 Responses to November 9, 1989 — Freedom For Millions

  1. Anonymous says:

    A comparison between the EU and USA would be relavant though NATO is not comparable. They are completely different types of organizations and it’s like comparing apples to bananas. If Europe ever gets their act together, which won’t happen, then the EU has the potential to become a major player on the world stage. I don’t see this happening because the EU is composed of too many countries that want to keep their identity separate.

  2. Ryan says:

    A remarkable day indeed and it is great to see bloggers marking the occassion! I think you’re the only person I have spotted doing so actually. All the best.

  3. Ron says:

    It is a remarkable day.

  4. Nicole says:

    YEah, you’re right guys. Its time to share, to reflect and to celebrate.

  5. dan says:

    So sad to look back and remember what happened. The smell of freedrom is always the best. *sigh

  6. The effect of war last a very long time when the trouble has been forgotten. Glorious day for all.

    John Benjamin

  7. Anonymous says:

    Marcus,
    I agree there is much to celebrate. “Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall” those words still resonate with my family who use to live 2 kilometers from “Checkpoint Charlie.” While my family is free and are now American citizens there are many people that are still getting suppressed under cruel regimes in other countries…while I celebrate every day of my freedom one must realize there is much more work to be done…

  8. Fathur says:

    I hope the year 2010 better than the year before her, very nice article

  9. its memorable day .i think politics are the only reason for all struggles in this human history .world would be more beautiful when there no politicians ..nice post ..thanks

  10. Marjorie says:

    I once had a German friend named Ingo who introduced me to life in Germany and I never really understood the significance of the fall of the Berlin Wall until I saw a slab of it in Annapolis. It was full of graffiti , testament to the lives of those affected by this wall. I’m always on the lookout for anecdotes about this wall ever since. Do you have one?

  11. Jeff O'Leary says:

    Great little post! It’s important to look back and see what other people go through- it helps me put my insignificant problems in perspective.

  12. Kay says:

    I think the bottom line is we should end all wars. This is never a good thing. In any part if the world there should be peace. But of course November 9, 1989 — Freedom For Millions we should really celebrate it. Thank you for this inspiring post.

  13. Glenn R. says:

    It doesn’t seem real that it’s been 21 years now. I graduated from college in 1989. It’s astonishing. It was a day that will live in our memory thanks, in part, to Pres. Ronald Reagan.

    GR

  14. Bill Bower says:

    It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years. It seems as if 100 years of history has transpired since then.

  15. web dizajn says:

    I was just a child then but I vividly remember the events

  16. Ben says:

    can vguely remember the events – i was living in germany at that time… can not imagine a world with the iron curtain today.

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