Grosse Pointe North High School’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom built a replica of pieces of the fallen Berlin Wall Tuesday to commemorate
the end of communism in Europe. Photo courtesy of Grant Strobl
November 14, 2013On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Grosse Pointe North High School chapter of Young Americans for Freedom built a replica of pieces of the fallen Berlin Wall at North’s Coopers Square, located outside near the cafeteria.
The project, part of YAF’s Freedom Week, commemorated the end of communism in Europe.
“Six hundred people died on the Berlin Wall, and it’s important for students to realize that oppression is not foreign to the modern world, that it’s definitely a threat,” said Grant Strobl, YAF chairman.
“It also reminds students that we need to protect freedom here at home.”
Also part of Freedom Week, the “Support Our Own” initiative, a care package drive in support of four Grosse Pointe North and South graduates currently or soon-to-be serving overseas, culminates Saturday, Nov. 16.