It remains one of the most significant stories of the second half of the 20th century. The failed anti-freedom communist/socialist policies of the former Soviet Union gave way to the opportunity for freedom and democracy for hundreds of millions all across eastern Europe within just a few years of then-President Ronald Reagan making this remarkable speech that was heard around the world – including by those who had been forced to live in tyranny and oppression on the other side of the wall:

The 7-foot Reagan statue will be formally inaugurated by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Nov. 8, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall:

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