“A farewell without tears.” These were the fitting words spoken by the last prime minister of East Germany, Lothar de Maizière, at the 1990 reunification ceremony that took place almost a year after the fall of the Berlin wall. Today marks the 20 year anniversary of the memorable and meaningful and cold night that the Berlin wall fell in 1989. Leaders from across the world will join the celebrations alongside local Berliners and revelers from around the world. Giant video screens at the Brandenburg Gate will review the wall’s collapse and festivities will revolve around a symbolic domino fall. The eight foot wall of dominoes, painted by children, stretches about a mile along the wall’s old path.