Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled in Berlin at Cold War Speech Site

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On Friday, The U.S. Embassy in Berlin unveiled a statue of Ronald Reagan. The statue is  near the location of the former president’s iconic speech imploring the Soviet Union to remove the Berlin Wall.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveiled the 7-foot (2.1-meter) statue, hailing it as a “monumental moment.”

The statue presented on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall got everybody´s attention.

The gate, which was just on the East German side of the Wall, was the backdrop for Reagan’s 1987 speech in which he challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to go further with the reforms he was instituting.

Reagan implored him: “If you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

Pompeo praised Reagan, saying he “courageously denounced the greatest threat to that freedom, the Soviet empire, the evil empire.”

Source: CBN News/DW

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