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Celebrate Freedom on Juneteenth

On June 19, the United States commemorates the ending of slavery in our country. From its Galveston, Texas, origin in 1865, the observance of Juneteenth as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across our nation.

Today, Americans come together in remembrance, commemoration, appreciation, reconciliation, and celebration. We must remember all our history, learning from both the good and bad, the tragic and the inspiring. We commemorate our ancestors who suffered and fought the horrific institution that was slavery. We appreciate the strength in the American spirit that was necessary to fight that evil and work to make our nation a more perfect union. We reconcile with the fact that we must continue fighting to fully realize the promises of the Declaration of Independence and achieve greater equality. Finally, we celebrate freedom.

On this day, our Union commits to continuing to work toward greater equality within our Union for all our NATCA brothers and sisters.

Have a proud Juneteenth Commemoration!

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