On 9 November 2019, the world is remembering 30 years since an important moment in history - the day when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. The Berlin Wall was built in 1961, at a time when Europe was divided in two. The wall itself divided the German capital city of Berlin for almost 30 years. It appeared overnight, much to the surprise of people on either side of it, and stopped people moving from one part of the city to the other. On 9 November 1989, it was torn down and people could finally move freely. The World Freedom Day is a federal observance commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. The day commemorates the end of communism in Eastern and Central Europe and was designated in 2001 by President George W. Bush. It was created to celebrate the reunification of loved ones separated by the Iron Curtain and differing ideologies, and ultimately serves to acknowledge that the resolve of the masses can shift boundaries, break unfavourable resolutions and ultimately determine the type of leadership they desire so as to live is a freer, more fair society.