This week we celebrate Juneteenth a holiday that might be known to some as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, or Jubilee Day but today it is known as a county holiday in DeKalb County, a state holiday and now a Federal Holiday in the United States.
When we recognize holidays, it is a time for us to pause and reflect on the historical meaning of that holiday. Today, we have an opportunity for reflection, remembrance, action, and honor. I hope that you will spend time with those closest to you and engage in conversations that honor the men and women of enslaved people in this nation. I also encourage you to find an event celebrating Juneteenth near you. I will spend Saturday morning at the City of Tucker’s inaugural Juneteenth celebration. The event starts at 10am in Tucker on the corner of Main St. and Railroad Ave.