1989 - The Berlin Wall comes down....and my son was stationed in Germany with the army at the time.  He spoke fondly of the wild parties in celebration!

Bringing down the Berlin Wall, 1989 - 'I remember watching this on TV as it was happening. I was My mom told me, "Pay attention. You're watching history happen right now." I said the same thing to my son when Obama was elected President.

The Berlin Wall, separating East and West Germany, the Eastern Bloc from the Western Capitalist World is torn down in 1989--couldn't believe it!

42 Inspiring Pictures From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Berliners celebrate on top of the wall as East Germans (backs to camera) flood through the dismantled Berlin Wall into West Berlin at Potsdamer Platz, in this November 1989 picture.

Where The Berlin Wall Used To Be

Where The Berlin Wall Used To Be

"If I could break down these walls and shout my name at heaven's gate, I'd take these hands and I'd destroy the dark machineries of fate. Cathedrals are broken, heaven's no longer above and hellfire's a promise away. I'd still be saying, I'm still in love."  -  Sting

Sneaking a kiss through the Berlin Wall.

Berlin Wall (Portland Harbour, Maine)

Berlin, Germany - I remember watching this fall in grade and realizing I was watching history unfold.

Berlin November 9th 1989.  It looks like this when it starts ... just thought you would like to know so that you could run if need be.  Just trying to help out!

Berlin November In Germany the Berlin wall comes down and after more than 40 years becomes 1 nation again.

East German soldier named Hans Conrad Schumann who famously defected to West Germany during the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

NVA soldier Conrad Schumann defecting to West Berlin during the wall's early days in

joeyandhannah:  Straddling the Berlin wall.

Berlin ~ Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region ~ Germany ~ Straddling the Berlin Wall ~ The Berlin Wall is mostly gone, but ghost markers on the ground mark where it once split the city.

Berlin Wall.  What a miserable time that whole era was...so glad the wall finally was destroyed.

History vanishing…

An East German border guard offers a flower through a gap in the Berlin Wall on the morning of its fall in 1989. (Photo: Tom Stoddart/Getty Images)

An East German border guard offers a flower through a gap in the Berlin Wall on the morning of its fall in 1989 by Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

The border along Niederkirchnerstraße, West. Now the site of the Topographie des Terrors (Topography of Terror) open air museum. P.S this woman is an amazing writer!

Niederkirchnerstraße … then and now

The Berlin Wall is mostly gone, but ghost markers on the ground mark old routes.

The Berlin Wall is mostly gone, but ghost markers on the ground mark where it once split the city between East Berlin (Russian sector) and West Berlin (American sector).

Berlin Wall Falls in 1989

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1989 _ The Berlin Wall Falls. - Thought that would never happen. Who can forget that. Hard to believe it was ever like that. First thing that came to my mind: "Your son could serve a mission in East Germany! 15 years later - he gets called to Berlin.

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