On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my congratulations and best wishes to the people of Germany as you celebrate the Day of German Unity.
For 29 years, German unification has been a symbol of courage and hope to the world. On that day freedom, democracy, and the unalienable right of people everywhere to choose how they wish to be governed prevailed. Since then, the United States has stood together with a united Germany to champion these same liberties throughout the world. They are indicative of our shared values, and the key to our mutual prosperity.
This year is especially historic as we also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I join you in marking this milestone and the three decades of peace and economic growth that have followed. I wish all Germans a happy national day and another year of continued success.