Monday, November 9, 2009

White hair chronicles XV - The Berlin Wall

Photo from Time
November 9, 2009 is the day the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (photo from Time).

The construction of the wall started on the year of my birth. It stayed on for nearly three decades before it was torn down in 1989. My generation has seen the rise and fall of a historical icon, events that will be taken up in history lessons by future generations.

My generation has seen history made, but we're not history yet.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post. I remember hearing about the end of the Wall when I came back into Davao City from a field visit for a primary health care project I was involved with at the time. I thought people were just kidding, until I saw the TV news at the hotel. Unreal.

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