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Gov. Wolf signs law making Juneteenth official state holiday | WHYY

Gov. Wolf signs law making Juneteenth official state holiday | WHYY

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Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law on Wednesday designating June 19 as “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania.

“While Independence Day marks the conception of a free nation, Juneteenth is a celebration of the fulfillment of this ideal through the Emancipation Proclamation,” Wolf said in a press release. “In honoring this day, I encourage all Pennsylvanians to reflect on the struggles and sacrifices our forefathers made to give us freedom, while realizing the importance of continuing to build a nation that truly reflects the self-evident truth that all people are created equal.”

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