Commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the University of Michigan
November 09, 2014 - Ann Arbor, MI – The recently founded Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Michigan will commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall on Monday, November 10, 2014. On the University of Michigan Diag. Young Americans for Freedom will build, spray-paint, and then tear down a large mock Berlin Wall. We hope to engage the campus community in celebrating both the 25th anniversary of the historic fall of the Berlin Wall, and the freedom that its destruction brought to millions of people.
Young Americans for Freedom Activism Chair Brad Fingeroot says, "Twenty-five years ago freedom triumphed over the despotic hand of communism, as the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War. Today, we celebrate the end of mainstream communism and remember the bravery of those who risked their lives in the name of freedom and democracy across the globe."
National Young Americans for Freedom Board Member and U of M chapter Chairman Grant Strobl says, “Many forget that the wide-spread oppression of left wing, socialist ideologies in Eastern Europe ended only twenty-five years ago. This commemoration of the fall of the Berlin wall serves as a reminder that we should not take freedom for granted and that we must continually work to preserve it."
The Young Americans for Freedom sponsor this commemoration in the belief that celebrating this historical moment is vital, regardless of political ideology, and that the commemoration of millions of people freed from oppression serves as a reminder that Americans are blessed to live in a society where liberty and freedom are core tenets of our foundation, and that we have a responsibility to protect these rights that are all too often taken for granted.
What: Commemoration of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
When: November 10, 2014
Where: University of Michigan Diag, Ann Arbor
Time: Setup: 8:00 AM, wall will be torn down at 4:00PM