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When you think about it, there have been a lot of famous walls built throughout history … and they were built for all kinds of reasons.


• The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous walls. It was built to keep the invaders OUT.

• On the other hand, the Berlin wall was built to keep the people of East Berlin IN.

• The Vietnam memorial wall was constructed in Washington DC to honor fallen soldiers.

• Every year, people journey from all over the world to pray at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.

• There is an 81-foot long wall in Cambridge, Massachusetts that was built as an Art Display Wall.

• Rockwall, Texas got its name because of a strange rock wall in the area.

• The most costly wall in the world is said to be the Crystal Wall in Austria. It contains 12 tons of pure Crystal.

• I read an article, though, that makes me wonder if the wall our government is building on the Mexican border might have it beat. The article said this:


A 14-mile section of wall in the San Diego area has been in the works since 1996. (that would be over 10 years now) That project spent $39 million to date and the government plans another $35 million for it. By my calculation that is about $5,286,000 per mile.


One of the reasons that wall is such a problem is that it has met with lots of opposition. From what I’ve heard, sections get dismantled about as soon as they are put up. Nehemiah’s wall also faced a lot of opposition. But that’s where the similarity ends. In spite of all the opposition, the wall of Jerusalem was rebuilt in an incredible 52 days.

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