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Blog: Juneteenth

It’s “Officially” Juneteenth!

One of the brightest spots I can remember, for me personally and for our country in the past two years, is June 17, 2021 when Juneteenth was officially made an American holiday.

What is Juneteenth?

Are you wondering, “What is Juneteenth?” Juneteenth is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics, and family gatherings all recognizing the 19th of June as the day of emancipation of enslaved people in Texas.