Juneteenth Bill Signed into Law Jun 16, 2021. Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of African American enslavement in the United States, has been added to the official state calendar as a permanent day of reflection, honoring the ancestral legacy and experience of African Americans.
Joe Biden signed the bill making Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in America, a federal holiday. “Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments,” Biden said before signing the bill at the White House. “Great nations don’t walk away. We come to terms with the mistakes we made. And remembering those moments, we begin to heal and grow stronger.” Joan E Greve
The history of Juneteenth, which just became a federal holiday after 156 years. While the origins of Juneteenth date back to June 19, 1865, the end of slavery technically came more than two years earlier, in 1863, after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. President Biden preference in opening statement ... Psalm 30:5 "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."