US President, Joe Biden signs bill making June 19th national holiday to mark end of slavery
June 18, 20210203
Oyogist has learned that the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden has signed a bill approving June 19th as National holiday.
Biden signed the bill in the White house, a ceremony attended by about 80 members of Congress, including local elected officials, community leaders and activists.
“I have to say to you, I’ve only been president for several months, but I think this will go down, for me, as one of the greatest honors I will have as president. Biden said.
“I regret that my grandchildren aren’t here, because this is a really, really, really important moment in our history. By making Juneteenth a federal holiday, all Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history — and celebrate progress and grapple with the distance we’ve come (and) the distance we have to travel,” Biden said during the signing ceremony.