The statue was unveiled by Lech Wałęsa – the legendary Solidarity leader and former president of Poland. – “As the 20th century was drawing to an end something unbelievable happened. Global changes seemed unlikely at that time. Yet, we succeeded” – said Lech Wałęsa in his address at the ceremony of unveiling the statue. . – “I wonder if present Poland, Europe and the world would be the same as they are now, if it had not been for Ronald Reagan. And as someone who took part in those events, I must admit that it is unimaginable” – he added.