Happy Friday everyone! It’s going to be a rather stormy weekend here in Alabama, so I’m going to take the next couple of days off from blogging, snuggle in and binge watch movies and read. Before I do so I did want to acknowledge two very important holidays that are taking place.
Tomorrow is Juneteenth, which commemorates the day that the last remaining slaves in the U.S. were informed they were free. If you’d like to learn more visit https://juneteenth.com This year it takes on a whole new meaning as it was just made a federal holiday. The Senate unanimously voted for it, and the House overwhelmingly approved it except for 14 Republican representatives.
94-year-old Texas activist, Opal Lee, has tirelessly worked for years to make Juneteenth a national holiday, and yesterday she got her wish as President Biden signed it into law.
While there is obviously so much work left to be done in this country, make no mistake, this is a huge victory and should be celebrated.
Sunday is Father’s Day, and I want to wish Dads everywhere a very happy one. Have a wonderful and safe weekend everyone and I’ll be back on Monday!