National Freedom Day

abe lincolnOn February 1, 1865, Abraham Lincoln, the president at the time, signed the proposed resolution for the United States 13th amendment to outlaw slavery.  National Freedom Day which has been commemorated in the United States since February 1, 1942 became an official law on June 30, 1948 when President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming February 1 as National Freedom Day in the United States.  A tradition of laying a wreath at Liberty Bell began to symbolize freedom for all Americans.  Although, National Freedom Day is an observance in the United States it is not a public holiday.

 

 

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