I have heard many times, WHAT IS JUNETEENTH? A lot of people do not know what June 19th signifies. Juneteenth is an annual observance to celebrate the date Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all remaining slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865. Texas was the last state in rebellion, following the end of the Civil War, to allow enslavement. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation was not announced in the last state practicing enslavement at the end of the Civil War until General Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas and issued General Order No. 3, on the "19th of June", almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation (nationaljunteenth.com). To learn more, click HERE.
Here is a quick and simple project to celebrate using scrap pieces and a free image! I used the title strips from the My Mind's Eye Made in America Paper I also fussy cut the banner from that same collection. The sentiment "happy day" is from LilyBee Designs. I thought the sentiment was fitting; don't you? I printed the focal image from the internet which was fussy cut. See simple and I used what I had on hand ;)
I know some states observe June 19th as a holiday while others do not. There will be a lot of parades and celebrations going forth today. If you are going out to enjoy the festivities, have fun but please be safe! Hope you enjoyed today's post! Thanks for stopping by, Kenya~