November 06, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell University Conservatives Club will build a replica Berlin Wall, which may be viewed Thursday, Nov. 8, and the morning of Friday, Nov. 9, in celebration of the 18th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The wall will be erected on the uphill lawn of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell. The display will be accompanied with posters highlighting facts about the Berlin Wall and the differing lifestyles of East and West Berliners.

Tear down at 11:30

A recording of President Ronald Reagan's speech at the Brandenburg Gate will be played at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The wall will be torn down by students shortly thereafter.

According to Samantha Soller, vice president for events of the Conservatives Club, "We are hoping to educate the community about the repressive nature of communism. Many people take their freedom in the United States for granted, and our display highlights just how great democracy is. The playing of Reagan's speech will illustrate the key role our country played in the victory of liberty and justice over communism."

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Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Nov. 6, 2007


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