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Famous Events of Liberty

Written By: Attorney Jonathan Emord  |  Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Nothing touches the heart more profoundly than when a people yearning to be free courageously resist tyranny. Since the turn of the Seventeenth Century, there have been thousands of memorable instances of extraordinary courage and determination by people willing to pay the ultimate price for freedom. Some of those instances come with symbolism so profound that they stand out as historic markers of man's unending quest to be freed of the shackles from government. Here are a few of those instances, ones that affected all of humanity at the time they occurred and continue to linger in human consciousness, beckoning us to be vigilant in defense of those same liberties today: (1) the toppling of the statue of George III in Bowling Green, New York; (2) the lone unarmed protestor in Tiananmen Square facing down a column of tanks; and (3) President Ronald Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate beseeching Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."

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