Sunday, June 15, 2014

Juneteenth: June 19 1865

Juneteenth is coming up this week. While we celebrate July 4th as the day of the Declaration of Independence and the founding of our nation it wasn't until almost 100 years later we as a nation began to live up to the words of the Declaration. "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness".  Juneteenth marks the true start of our nation for all men and should be celebrated as such.

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