Berlin Wall
November 9, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the advent of freedom and democracy in Eastern Europe as we know it today. “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!” Here, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, we celebrate this anniversary and pay tribute to Ronald Reagan, whose role in this historic event was truly heroic. Today, countless people around the world enjoy greater freedom, more economic prosperity, and better lives as a result of his leadership.
From the Archives

View drafts of President Reagan's Brandenburg Gate speech, his final speech-cards, hand-written correspondence with Mikhail Gorbachev, and more, all from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Archives.
World Leaders Reflect
With President Reagan, America's foreign policy objectives were clear and consistent. He made sure America stood by its friends and did not back down when our adversaries tried to spread their oppressive regimes. Here, in their own words, World Leaders relfect on President Reagan's impact on the Fall of the Wall and Communism.
Behind the Scenes
They were there at the scene - they were the United States Secret Service, the White House staff and Advance Team, the Speechwriters, members of the State Department and others. Read, as they reflect on their personal stories of preparing for, and being at, President Reagan's trip to Berlin.
The Next Generation
Read what today's youth is saying about freedom and oppression.
You Remember
Were you separated from family members by the Wall? Were you there when it went down? Share your stories and photos with us for inclusion on our site by submitting them to

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