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.
The statue, sculpted by Chas Fagan, was unveiled by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, and Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
- Remarks by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the Unveiling of the Ronald Reagan Statue in Berlin, Germany
- Flickr Photo Album
- Back in 2012 then-Ambassador Phil Murphy had a memorial plaque installed along the Straße des 17. Juni (photo gallery).
- In 2011 Berlin celebrated the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan (photo album)
Video: Remarks by Secretary Pompeo
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Makes Remarks Prior to Unveiling of Ronald Reagan Statue