World Freedom Day, 2005, 69247 [05-22743]

Download as PDF 69247 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 219 Tuesday, November 15, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7960 of November 9, 2005 The President World Freedom Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On November 9, 1989, citizens of East Germany crowded the checkpoints at the Berlin Wall and forced their way to freedom. In the ensuing weeks and months, this unquenchable thirst for liberty led to the collapse of the Soviet empire and the downfall of communism in the Soviet Union. Today, most of the Central and Eastern European nations that once formed part of the Soviet bloc are thriving democracies and allies in the cause of peace and freedom. The fall of the Berlin Wall showed the world that the love of liberty is stronger than the will of tyranny. In this new century, free nations are again responding to a global campaign of terror with a global campaign of freedom. We are working to extend the promise of freedom in our country, to renew the values that sustain our liberty, and to spread the peace that freedom brings. On World Freedom Day, we commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of the German people. We honor the men and women who fought against communist oppression and all those who continue to fight against tyranny. We also renew our commitment to advancing liberty, democracy, and human rights. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 9, 2005, as World Freedom Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities and to reaffirm their dedication to freedom and democracy. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–22743 Filed 11–14–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:19 Nov 14, 2005 Jkt 099060 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\15NOD0.SGM 15NOD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 219 (Tuesday, November 15, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 69247]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22743]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 15, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7960 of November 9, 2005

                
World Freedom Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On November 9, 1989, citizens of East Germany crowded 
                the checkpoints at the Berlin Wall and forced their way 
                to freedom. In the ensuing weeks and months, this 
                unquenchable thirst for liberty led to the collapse of 
                the Soviet empire and the downfall of communism in the 
                Soviet Union. Today, most of the Central and Eastern 
                European nations that once formed part of the Soviet 
                bloc are thriving democracies and allies in the cause 
                of peace and freedom.

                The fall of the Berlin Wall showed the world that the 
                love of liberty is stronger than the will of tyranny. 
                In this new century, free nations are again responding 
                to a global campaign of terror with a global campaign 
                of freedom. We are working to extend the promise of 
                freedom in our country, to renew the values that 
                sustain our liberty, and to spread the peace that 
                freedom brings.

                On World Freedom Day, we commemorate the fall of the 
                Berlin Wall and the reunification of the German people. 
                We honor the men and women who fought against communist 
                oppression and all those who continue to fight against 
                tyranny. We also renew our commitment to advancing 
                liberty, democracy, and human rights.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim November 9, 2005, as World 
                Freedom Day. I call upon the people of the United 
                States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies 
                and activities and to reaffirm their dedication to 
                freedom and democracy.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                ninth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-22743
Filed 11-14-05; 8:45 am]
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