[Watch] 25 Years Later Relive The Weekend That Shook The World

Those of us who grew up only knowing the Cold War and that the people of eastern Europe as our enemies, the events 25 years ago this weekend were unthinkable.  The Berlin Wall, a communist concrete monstrosity that separated east from west at the Brandenburg Gate, finally became irrelevant and Germans started tearing down what separated the country by hand.  For us, all of us, it was the symbolic ending of a decades long conflict that saw no true fields of battle, just jockeying for position between two world superpowers.

News media from around the world reported from Berlin that weekend.  Here is a concise look of the joy of that time from the late Peter Jennings of ABC.

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The human angle of reunification is only part of what we who never knew a united Germany were stunned to see.  There was also this:

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The wall is now a part of history, but those of us who watched it fall from far away will not forget its symbolism.  Or that Germans wanted it gone so badly they torn it down themselves.  25 years ago this weekend.

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.