Wednesday, February 1, 2012

National Freedom Day

It's National Freedom Day. The purpose of this holiday is to promote good feelings, harmony, and equal opportunity among all citizens and to remember that the United States is a nation dedicated to the ideal of freedom. What do you all think about National Freedom Day? National Freedom Day is an annual observance held each February 1st to celebrate our freedom from slavery. For many years, a special wreath-laying ceremony, symbolizing freedom and liberty for Americans, takes place at the Liberty Bell. I think we should celebrate the Freedom of the slaves. What do you think ?

Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., a former slave, fought to have a day when freedom for all Americans is celebrated. When Wright got his freedom, he went on to become a successful businessman and community leader in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Major Wright chose February 1 as National Freedom Day because it was the day in 1865 that President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Do you know what the 13th Amendment did?

No comments:

Post a Comment