Our nation begins observing Juneteenth; read why by clicking the link below –
What is Juneteenth?
Whitehouse press release found by clicking the following link –
6 Rounds for time of
19 x Dumbbell Devil’s Press (2×35/20lbs)
18 x Dumbbell Hang Squat Clean (2×35/20lbs)
65 x Dumbbell Russian Twists (1×35/20lbs)
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“The majority of the ‘heroes’ who rise out of our peers or have fallen during times past are those who endeavored and sacrificed in acceptance of becoming those unsung who gave the most of themselves for others.”
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.
“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired laborer.”