PHOTO GALLERY: Westminster students tear down mock Berlin Wall
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST;
updated 12:09 a.m. CST, Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Westminster College freshman Emma Ray holds a piece of the mock Berlin Wall after a ceremony on Monday at Westminster College. Students constructed and then tore down the mock wall in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The fall of the Berlin Wall was commemorated by activities at Westminster College on Monday night. Students built a mock Berlin Wall and then dismantled it, marking the 20th anniverary of the fall of the real Berlin Wall. Westminster is home to a 11-foot-by-32-foot section of the original wall.
Westminster college students from left to right, sophomore Lee Goatley, junior Logan Ray and freshman Emma Ray look down at what's left of the mock wall in front of the eight sections of the real Berlin Wall on Monday at Westminster College in Fulton. Students claimed their own painted pieces of the mock wall during a ceremony to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Students of Westminster College rummage in what's left of their mock Berlin Wall on Monday outside the Winston Churchill Museum in Fulton. A ceremony was held to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall, and students destroyed a mock wall built of wood and drywall.
Maureen Tuthill, right, and her 9 year-old son, John, look for his name on a painted section of the mock Berlin Wall that Westminster college students tore down on Monday. John and his classmates helped paint portions of the wall, and with the help of his mom and dad, he was able to break a piece off to show his friends.
Westminster College students trample down their mock Berlin Wall on Monday night outside of the Winston Churchill Museum in Fulton. Westminster is home to the largest section of the Berlin Wall in the U.S.
George Forsythe, the president of Westminster College, gives his address during the commemoration ceremony on Monday of the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago.
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