Expressions of freedom in Berlin [infographics]

People gathered around statue (© Markus Schreiber/AP Images)
With U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, far right, and Fred Ryan, board chairman of the Reagan Foundation, left, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. (© Markus Schreiber/AP Images)

“Freedom is never guaranteed,” U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said November 8, standing just meters away from where the Berlin Wall once stood. The secretary is in Germany to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and to emphasize important bilateral relationships.

Here are some notable quotes on freedom from today and from the past:

Michael R. Pompeo at lectern with microphones, accompanied by his quote on freedom (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)
(State Dept./Ron Przysucha)
John F. Kennedy speaking to crowd, accompanied by his quote using 'Ich bin ein Berliner' (© AP Images)
(© AP Images)
Ronald Reagan with his hand over his heart, accompanied by his quote 'Tear down this wall!' (© AP Images)
(© AP Images)