This Is World Freedom Day!


November 9, 1989, is the day that the Berlin Wall, which separated East and West Berlin, was breached, ultimately leading to its demolition. An ABC news affiliate anchor at the time, I was honored to cover the events along with videographer Jim Linsky.









Dubbed World Freedom Day, that date marked the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a new era of freedom and unity.



And yet, even then, we observed pockets of hatred amidst the celebrations.




With the heinous Hamas murders and kidnapping of civilians in Israel and ongoing wars elsewhere, such as Ukraine, we are reminded daily of exactly how fragile freedom can be. Pray for a new World Freedom Day… every day.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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