The Berlin Wall finally came down. I remember watching as a teen, not fully grasping the significance of the situation. Now that I’m older, I can appreciate the historical moment. Families were reunited, lives that were lost trying to cross the wall, were remembered and Germany was made whole once again. I am proud to say that I was able to witness this piece of history, even if I didn’t grasp its importance at the time. So Happy Independence Day Berlin.