Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of the last enslaved Black Americans. On June 19, 1865, about 2,000 Union troops
arrived in Galveston, Texas, to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation, which had taken effect two years prior.
Today, it is observed as a Federal Holiday.
May we take time to reflect on and be hopeful for the changes necessary for equality, the end of racism, and the
strength to meet the challenges that lie ahead.
"There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made."
- Michelle Obama