Remnants of the Berlin wall can be found throughout Germany, as it divided a nation, not just a city. There was a segment of it in Frankfurt in the heart of its commercial district. The events of 1989 resonated throughout the world, as the Soviet Union and its satellite states crumbled before our eyes on television. There was much talk of how German reunification would be felt throughout the world, but it has been without doubt for the greater good of the country and Europe.
Hard to believe a whole generation has grown up since these times. You can now find Starbucks, Urban Outfitters and other hip American brands throughout Germany, but it is this culture house and others like it that reveal the ongoing commitment between the United States and Germany for greater unity and shared identity. The words of John F. Kennedy live on.