July 14, 2024

Lenape Tech Times

The Monthly News Source from Lenape Technical School

National Freedom Day 

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By Leia Wolfe 

National Freedom Day takes place on February 1st.  National Freedom Day was founded to celebrate freedoms we have as U.S. citizens. This holiday commemorates the day that Abraham Lincoln signed what would later become the 13th amendment. The 13th amendment abolished slavery in all U.S. states. National Freedom Day was signed into law on June 30 ,1948 by President Harry Truman. On this day, many towns and cities have parades in festivals to reflect on their freedoms. In Philadelphia, wreath laying at the Liberty bell has been a national tradition to mark National Freedom Day. Although this is not a national holiday it is still remembered and celebrated by many Americans to honor the freedoms that Abraham Lincoln gave. When asked Emily Clawson said, ‘’ I never knew much about it, but I’m glad that it’s a holiday that many people celebrate.” Delaney Watkins also said, “I knew a little bit about it, but I didn’t know that a lot of other people knew about it.” Remember Nation Freedom Day this year by reflecting on all of the freedoms that we have now.  

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