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Twenty years ago today the cries for freedom rang loud across Germany thousands of demonstrators were climbing and clawing their way across the Berlin Wall.
Wall that divided that city and define the Cold War.
The wall -- the symbol of communism and when it collapsed so began the collapse of communism across Europe.
The rallying cry came more than two years earlier when president Ronald Reagan attended a ceremony marking the 75.
-- -- the 7750.
Anniversary of Berlin who can forget his challenge to the leader of the Soviet Union.
Open this gate.
-- down this -- Okay.
It's time it would actually happen Amy Kellogg is live for us now in Berlin holiday marking this anniversary today -- -- you're looking at the Brandenburg Gate and you should be seeing a sea of umbrellas out there.
Lots of people waiting there's going to be a big concert just outside the Brandenburg Gate.
Jon Bon Jovi I just bumped into and Johnny said he's going to be.
Singing a new song we weren't born to follow that was inspired over the summer by the situation in Iran and and that -- -- -- -- on the woman who was.
Shot and we saw the images of her dying on YouTube he was moved by that moment.
Wrote the song and it turned out to be very appropriate.
For the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that's just one of the things going on John when you talk to people there what -- they remember about what happen.
Well the memories are still very strong very fresh very clear and very emotional this decision -- -- hastily made two.
Open the border crossing but it wasn't supposed to happen until November 10.
The man announced it when pressed by reporters and he wasn't used to that because as with the closed society.
Just said well I guess it's effective immediately and at that point Germans just crossed -- they just.
The lead they you know flock -- that different border crossing.
And came across and it was very emotional that point that comes in west Germany were offering them all free beer it was a spirit of camaraderie.
Like none other and people remember it westerners get as emotional as east Germans do.
And so many people -- said to me this week that German reunification is the proudest moment in German history.
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