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Mayor -- Distinguished guests.
The people of Berlin and Germany thank you for this extraordinarily warm welcome all infected so long and I feel so good.
But I'm actually don't take off my jacket and anybody else.
More informal among friends.
And your chancellor mentioned it.
Five years ago I had the privilege to address the -- seven.
To return as president of the United States.
I'll bring what made the enduring friendship -- the American people.
As well as my wife Michelle and -- Sasha.
How you may notice that they're not here.
The last thing they want to do is to listen to another speech from make.
So there are experiencing the -- didn't the history.
-- -- And that's history.
Speaks to us today.
For thousands of years.
The people of this -- -- journeyed from tried to principality of the nation's state.
The reformation and enlightenment.
Renown of the land of poets and -- Among them the manual count who taught us that freedom is being on the originated birthright of man.
And it belongs to him by force of his humanity.
For two centuries.
This -- stood tall.
As the world around it can Waltz through the rise and fall of vampires.
Art and music and science the reflected the height of human endeavor but also war and carnage.
That expose the depths of man's cruelty to man.
It was here that berliners.
Carved out an island of democracy.
But it's the greatest -- -- Resorted to mention they were supported by an airlift of hope and we are so honored to be joined by.
Colonel Hal Wilson 92 years old your original candy -- We could not be proud of him.
I hope I look very good by the way when I'm attitude.
During that time.
A Marshall plan -- America.
And north them -- what Atlantic alliance protected our people.
And -- in the neighbor or else the nation's two big east Jewish run from the knowledge that freedom was possible here.
-- -- The waves of crackdowns and suppression.
-- before someday be overcome.
Sixty years after they rolled up.
Against the -- and we remember these German heroes in June 17.
When we hope.
Finally came down.
It was their drinks.
There were fulfilled.
-- -- And their passion.
Very enduring example remind us that for all the power of military's.
For all the authority of government it is citizens who choose whether to be defined by a wall or whether to -- And we're now surrounded by the symbols of Germany reborn.
-- -- and its glistening glass dome.
An American embassy back at its historic home on.
Par -- there gloves.
And that's where itself once the -- would no man's land is now open -- So while I -- not the first American president to come to this day I am proud to stand on its eastern side to pay tribute to -- -- throughout all this history.
The fate of the city came down.
To a simple question.
Well we -- bring him.
And -- governments that uphold.
Our universal rights -- regimes.
But to -- In open society to respect the sanctity.
Of the individual.
And our free will.
For a closed societies would suffocate the -- As free peoples.
We stated our convictions long ago.
As Americans we believe that all men are created equal.
With a right to life in liberty.
The pursuit of happiness.
And as Germans you declared your basic law the dignity of man.
Around the world nation.
He's had pledged himself to a universal declaration of human rights which.
Recognizes the inherent dignity and rights of all members of argument for him.
And this is what was at stake here in Berlin.
All those years.
Courageous crowds climbed atop that wall.
Because corrupt dictatorships gave way to new democracies.
Because millions across this continent now breathe the fresh air of freedom we can say here in Berlin here in Europe our values one.
Openness one tolerance one and freedom one.
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