Each year, two significant events are overlooked on college campuses—the November 9 anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Veterans Day. Both occur during the same week and provide conservative students with excellent opportunities to build programs around these important days.

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and led to the collapse of the Soviet empire and symbolized the failures of centralized economies. Even though Marxist/Socialist ideas have been soundly repudiated, leftists still fervently preach these ideas. A recent survey on Americans’ attitudes toward socialism revealed that, alarmingly, one in two American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a free market democracy.

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, your group can warn students about the endless misery, rationing, and despair that results from socialist policies and ideas. You can also question why many leftist students and professors still advocate these concepts, now 100 years since the Russian revolution.

Veterans Day is another important milestone occurring during Freedom Week. Thousands of servicemen and women proudly serve to defend America. Unfortunately, students on college campuses are inundated with messages from the news media and leftist student groups who, on a daily basis, attack America’s military. Your group’s participation in Freedom Week will help bring about well-deserved recognition for our men and women in uniform.

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