Celebrating the Heart of America, Her People and Places
Friday, May 16, 2008
The Berlin Airlift
At the Truman Library in Independence there is a display covering the Berlin Airlift. The Berlin Airlift occurred when Soviet Russia cut off East Germany trapping the western portions of Berlin behind the East German border. Harry Truman and Secretary of State Marshall's solution was to overcome this blockade by sending hundreds of cargo planes until the Russians backed down.
This display commemorated that event. It was not easy taking this picture without a tripod and in the low light.
Think about how you could help others today and have a great weekend.