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 Post subject: Juneteenth
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, '09, 5:10 am 
Juneteenth is usually celebrated in the USA on June 19th to commemmorate the end of slavery, and it is also known as "Emancipation Day". It is not an official federal holiday, but is a very important day nonetheless.

Read more about Juneteenth:

http://specials.msn.com/Juneteenth-Cele ... &GT1=36010

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth

Senate passes resolution:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... eheadlines


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 Post subject: Re: Juneteenth
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, '09, 8:22 pm 
I have to say, that strikes me as a silly name. "Juneteenth," I mean. It sounds like a name that could apply to any day in the middle week of the month.


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 Post subject: Re: Juneteenth
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, '15, 6:10 pm 
Remembering the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth on today, June 19, 2015.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/junete ... cid=AARDHP


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 Post subject: Re: Juneteenth
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, '20, 7:07 pm 
Friday, June 19, 2020 is the Anniversary of Juneteenth Day!

Read more about this day at the many links above!


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 Post subject: Re: Juneteenth
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, '20, 11:54 am 
Happy Juneteenth day ! :clap: :fiery:


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 Post subject: Re: Juneteenth
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, '20, 8:33 pm 
I was reading there is now some talk of making Juneteenth a National Federal Holiday in the USA. It may take awhile for it to happen if indeed it does, so we shall see what lies ahead.

Some places of business, etc., in our area were already closing for this day.


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 Post subject: Re: Juneteenth
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, '21, 3:00 am 
Juneteenth is coming up in a few days on the 19th. and the act of making it a federal holiday is getting closer, especially since the US Senate has passed a resolution doing so. It now goes to the House. The House is expected to pass it also.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate ... -objection


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 Post subject: Re: Juneteenth
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, '21, 11:26 am 
Happy Juneteenth day in advance ! :clap: :fiery:


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 Post subject: Re: Juneteenth
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, '21, 2:30 pm 
I believe they did pass this and it's well on it's way to becoming a federal holiday. Great news for all!


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 Post subject: Re: Juneteenth
PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, '21, 12:08 am 
Today, Saturday, June 29, 2021 is Juneteenth Day!

Happy day everyone!!


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