Freedom Day

Freedom Day

February 1st. Today is National Freedom Day

What is National Freedom Day? 

National Freedom Day is a holiday honoring the signing of a joint House and Senate resolution by President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 that was later ratified as the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

What does that mean? 

It is a day to celebrate freedom from slavery and to recognize America as a symbol of liberty. 

Please read that again. America is a symbol of liberty. 

People risk everything to come here seeking a better life. Why? It is the land of the free. It is the land of opportunity. It is free from oppressive kings, dictators, and systems which limit their potential. Even though some may question that last statement's validity (which some days does feel like it is in question), we are still a free nation. Let us be grateful for that as well as ever vigilant to protect that great gift of freedom so many fought for and continue to fight to provide. 

How should I celebrate National Freedom Day?

The beauty of freedom is that you can do what you please. That said, maybe spend a few minutes educating someone else about what this day stands for and why it is important to recognize America as a symbol of liberty for the world. 


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