Reagan

Reagan statue in golden sunset light, Berlin Quadriga in background
Reagan Statue in the Sunset. Photo: Matthias Jendraszek

On November 8, 2019, to commemorate President Reagan’s historic speech in Berlin, the United States Embassy unveiled a statue of Ronald Reagan on the Embassy’s rooftop terrace, overlooking the Brandenburg Gate and the spot President Reagan stood when he boldly declared, “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

Previously, Ambassador Grenell had an interactive kiosk installed to view a video sequence of the speech.

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivers remarks at the unveiling of the Ronald Reagan Statue at the U.S. Embassy, in Berlin, Germany on November 8, 2019. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]

The statue, sculpted by Chas Fagan, was unveiled by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, U.S. Ambassador to Berlin Richard Grenell, and Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.