To commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, President George W. Bush this past autumn issued a proclamation naming November 9 "World Freedom Day." Where did the president get such a splendid idea? From Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman, who first proposed it in the Washington Times on November 9, 1991, two years after the historic events in Germany, and then advanced it tirelessly until the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue heard him. Herewith an excerpt from Arnold Beichman’s original column, followed by the text of the proclamation issued by the president.
SIDEBAR: World Freedom Day Proclamation.