Today is Freedom Day! The date that represents the first full day of freedom after President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery on January 31, 1865. . .
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation, under God, indivisible,
with liberty, and justice for all!
by Francis Scott Key. Released in 1814
♫ What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? ♪
♪ Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, ♫
♫ O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? ♪
♪ And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, ♫
♫ Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. ♪
♪ Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave! ♫
Happy Freedom Day ! ! !
A Brief History:
History: The day that slavery officially ended in the United States. February 1, 1865 was the first full day of freedom after the signing by President Abraham Lincoln of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Premise: February 1st holds great significance in that Abraham Lincoln had just signed the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery in the year 1865. Then on June 30, 1948, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming February 1st as its first official National Freedom Day throughout the United States in celebration of that first full day of freedom for all.
When: Thereafter February 1st has been the day to celebrate freedom for all, every year!
Other Ways to Celebrate Freedom:
- Breathe the air knowing you are living in a secure country where you are able to make your own decisions without retribution.
- Being able to pick your own preferences without reprisal.
- Playing the music that you prefer, or perform without punishment.
- Being able to pick your own food/cooking without fear of going to a jail.
- Play the read (or write) a book of your own choosing.
- Being able to choose your way of life–the where, the how, the way, etc.–without being told the parameters of your living arrangement.
- Being able to choose your own career path, including college! Without being told how you will work.
- Thank God you live in such a free country, the freest in the world!
- Way more. . .
A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .
The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
|The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
|Amendment XIII||Abolition of slavery
|A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the 13th amendment.
The Amendment is honors the abolition of slavery in all states. .
|See: Constitution & Citizenship Day!|
The flag still flies high, to the day. It stands for the freedom it bears, and plenty of people are still willing to defend her to today. Let’s keep the day of the official start of real freedom in mind today.
We will NEVER, ever bend when it comes to freedom! We will not back down, we won’t bend! God Bless the U.S.A.!
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