United States Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell this week announced a new dedication to Ronald Reagan in Berlin.
We have officially renamed the Embassy’s outdoor space “The Ronald Reagan Terrace”. It overlooks the exact spot where Reagan gave his Tear Down This Wall Speech.
At the site on 12 June 1987, Reagan said:
“There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. 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!
Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and founder of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, praised Grenell. “Ambassador Grenell has created The Ronald Reagan Terrace within the US embassy overlooking the Brandenburg Gate where Reagan gave his ‘Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall’ speech, a timeless memorial to a moment, a speech, a self-evident statement, that not only described a change that reshaped the world, but made that change possible.”
For the last three decades, Americans for Tax Reform’s Ronald Reagan Legacy Project has encouraged the naming of roads, schools, bridges, and other sites in honor of Ronald Reagan, with a long term goal of a dedication in every county in every state in the country. The organization also works with governors to declare February 6, the anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birthday, as Ronald Reagan Day.