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The 13th Amendment – February 1

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FREEDOMNational Freedom Day, always celebrated on February 1st, celebrates freedom from slavery.  It also recognizes that America is a symbol for freedom.  It honors the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution   President Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865.  It was not ratified by the states however, until later on December 18, 1865.

On this day many towns have festivals and celebrations.  Others  reflect on the freedoms that the United States honors as well as reflect on and appreciate the goodwill of the United States.  For many years, wreath laying at the Liberty Bell has also been a tradition to mark National Freedom Day.  LET FREEDOM RING.