Tom Brokaw on the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Atlantic Council Freedom Awards





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Published on Nov 10, 2009

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Atlantic Council hosted the Freedoms Challenge dinner and awards ceremony in Berlin on November 8, 2009. Held at the Hotel Adlon, the event was attended by government, military, business and cultural leaders from across the Atlantic Alliance.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the evening's keynote address on democracy. The Council presented Freedom Awards to former Presidents Lech Walesa and Vaclav Havel, honoring their struggles for democracy in Poland and the former Czechoslovakia. Freedom Awards were also accepted by Secretary Clinton on behalf of the American people, Supreme Allied Commander Europe Admiral James Stavridis on behalf of NATO troops, Vice Chancellor Guido Westerwelle on behalf of the German people and Mayor Klaus Wowereit on behalf of the citizens of Berlin.

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