In Tribute: George H.W. Bush, 41st President

By Lauren Monsen George Herbert Walker Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, died November 30 at the age of 94. He was the longest-lived president in U.S. history and a statesman whose service to his country spanned
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President Obama on Defending Baltic Allies Against Russia

Hello, Estonia! Tere Eesti! Thank you, Oskar, for your wonderful introduction and for representing the talent and the energy and the optimism of today’s Estonia, especially its young people. And Oskar is sitting next to his father, and his father and I agree that we’re getting (more...)

Fall of the Berlin Wall: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

"Philadelphia has the Rocky statue for your ubiquitous snapshot while in the city, Berlin has remnants of the Wall and Checkpoint Charlie." — James Abbott, Photographer In his recent trip, Abbott took a personal voyage "to the future" - visiting Berlin for the first time in decades and (more...)

“Tear Down This Wall!”

“As long as this scar of a wall is permitted to stand,” said President Ronald Reagan, standing at Berlin’s historic Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987 (above), “it is not the German question alone that remains open, but the question of freedom for all mankind.” Berlin’s majestic Brandenburg (more...)


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