This June, President Biden signed a new law which established June 19 as the Juneteenth National Independence Day, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. This is a landmark new national holiday, and will be observed on Friday, June 18 by federal agencies.

Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19, the day in 1865 when the remaining enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were informed of their freedom by the Emancipation Proclamation. While Juneteenth has long been celebrated by African American communities, now, more than 150 years after that day, the entire country will mark the occasion.

At CFS, we uphold and strive for equality for all and recognize this day as an important step in that journey.

– Steven Vernikoff, Chief Executive Officer

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