Miami can celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Sunday with the unveiling of a segment of the wall at Miami Dade College.
The segment serves as a gesture of gratitude to the United States for supporting Germany through the contentious 20th century, said German Consul General Juergen Borsch.
“We want to say thank you to America for all of their support over those many decades,” Borsch said.
The event is free and open to the public in the Kyriakides Plaza of the college’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave. Before the unveiling’s 2:30 p.m. start time, organizers will pass out a limited amount of complimentary bratwurst and Hofbrau beer as well as T-shirts in the colors of the German flag — red, black and gold. Participants in T-shirts will then have the opportunity to form a human flag.
Borsch, Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and MDC President Eduardo J. Padrón will participate in the ceremony for the 10,000-pound segment, which arrived in Miami from Berlin about three weeks ago.
“This is just a sign to show that change is possible by peaceful means through the power of the people,” Borsch said.