Saturday, October 31, 2009

Former Leaders Meet To Commemorate The Fall of The Berlin Wall 20 Years Ago

Bush, Gorbachev, Kohl Mark Berlin Wall's Fall -- Yahoo News/Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Kohl paid their respects to the ordinary people who were behind the peaceful revolution of 1989 that brought down the Berlin Wall at an emotional ceremony in Berlin on Saturday.

The three statesmen from the United States, Soviet Union and West Germany -- whose steady-handed leadership paved the way for the Wall's opening on November 9, 1989 -- recalled the heady events that led to the end of the Cold War at a ceremony attended by 1,800 people.

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More News On The 20th Anniversary On The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Kohl, Bush, Gorbachev remember Cold War in Berlin -- AFP
Leaders recall Berlin Wall's fall -- BBC
Berlin Wall Commemoration Ceremony Unites Bush, Kohl, Gorbachev -- Bloomberg
Statesmen meet in Berlin for reunification event -- AP
George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Kohl in Germany to mark fall of Berlin Wall -- The Telegraph
Gorbachev, Bush and Kohl revisit Berlin, remember the fall of the Wall -- Deutsche Welle
How Poland and Hungary Led the Way in 1989 -- Spiegel Online
Berlin Wall road trip: Map -- BBC

My Comment: Special mention should also be made to former British PM Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, and .... of course .... President Reagan.

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