Frank Rimerman is closed from Friday, June 17 through Monday, June 20 in honor of Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 is Juneteenth. An Annual American holiday also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Emancipation Day. In 2021, the Senate unanimously passed a bill making Juneteenth a Federal holiday. In honor of Juneteenth, our offices will be closed on Friday, June 17th and Monday, June 20th.

Juneteenth marks the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery in Texas. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation as an executive order, formally freeing slaves in the Confederacy on January 1, 1863. But as those areas were not under Union control, it was not until the Union armies arrived in Texas over two years later that it could be enforced.

We look forward to hearing our employees share how they chose to honor and celebrate this piece of American History. Here are a few resources we shared with our Firm Community:

Watch

Juneteenth: What You Need to Know | History – YouTube

Read

Emancipation Proclamation (1863) | National Archives

Listen

The 1619 Project Podcast from the New York Times

Celebrate
30 ways to celebrate Juneteenth in the Bay Area (mercurynews.com)

Visit the 41st annual Juneteenth in the Park Festival, now known as the Juneteenth in the Streets Festival 2022 | Bay Area REGISTRY

Find a virtual event Online Juneteenth Events | Eventbrite and Add a virtual background

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