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Weekend of Appreciation: Father's Day and Juneteenth National Independence Day

June 17, 2021
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Father's Day is fast approaching, and the time to show appreciation is officially upon us. As most of you know, this will be my first time celebrating Father's Day since my own father passed away. I am grateful to have learned so much more about him in the weeks since he passed on. For example, it was only after his death that I discovered he had earned a Bronze Star and a Purple heart from his acts as a Marine during Vietnam. I am immensely grateful to discover these new details, and I urge all of you to spend this Father's Day learning as much from your fathers as you can. And to all of the Fathers currently reading this, I want to personally wish you a fantastic Sunday spent with your families.

The time to show appreciation does not end there, however. Juneteenth also takes place this weekend. For those who don't know, June 19th, 1865 is recorded in history as the day the last slaves were liberated by Union forces. As of today, Juneteenth National Independence Day will become the 12th legal public holiday, and the first new one since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was signed into law by then President Ronald Regan. As you should already know, I am always eager to find the brightest side of all things, which is why my wife and I will spend Juneteenth hosting a party in celebration of this historic milestone.

I hope that your weekend is also filled with celebrations in whichever form you choose. There is never a bad time for joyful moments.

Wishing you all the best as always,

Antoine