This is just the beginning! Now that Election Day is over, students from across the country are preparing to hold Freedom Week 2010
Freedom Week, a campus tradition created by Young America’s Foundation in 2004,
honors the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Students often create a
mock Wall, and then tear it down on November 9 at 4:30 p.m. ET, the same time
that the real Wall came down more than 20 years ago. This year the anniversary
holds more significance: not only are students celebrating the fall of
communism abroad, they are reminding students of the recent rejection of
socialist ideas at home.
Freedom Week also gives students the
opportunity to properly acknowledge Veterans Day and support the military and
ROTC. In addition, students will educate their peers about the President
Reagan’s successful efforts to challenge and defeat communism.
Today is the anniversary of the Berlin Wall. Today is officially recognized as “World Freedom Day.” To coincide with
Freedom Week, we ask that students request their universities officially
recognize today as a holiday worth celebrating.
During Freedom Week, Young America’s
Foundation will also be hosting the West Coast Leadership Conference ,
November 12 to 13, at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, CA. This will
be the first major conservative conference since November 2. More than 150
participants from 19 states representing more than 70 colleges
and universities will be attending this year’s conference. Speakers will
include Senator-elect Mike Lee and previous Bush administration
speechwriter Marc Thiessen.