Boy, I tell you.  We learn something new everyday.  How many of us know the meaning behind the Juneteenth celebration?  Not many, myself included.  Well, let me give a little history lesson for all the unknowing people out there.  Juneteenth is the celebration of the end of slavery in the south, particularly Texas.  On June 19th 1865 Texas slaves were informed they have been freed.  You see Abraham Lincoln gave the Emancipation Proclamation on New Year’s Day 1863 during the American Cival War, but news of the freeing of slaves didn’t reach Texas until 2 years later.  From that point on the celebration of June 19 1865 has been known as Juneteenth.  It amazing how far we have come as a people and for that matter as humans.  How the world continues to change whether for good or bad we are moving forward constantly.  Just think how technology has changed everything from the way we communicate to the way we entertain ourselves.  We are now in a brave new world where anything can happen at any time.  The question is are we moving to fast and are to too eager for change to take place.  I some times wonder how fast we have evolved in the past 20 years and where we will be 20 years from now.   I hope with all the new technology, research and break through discoveries that we find cures and solutions for the world problems and make them affordable and accessible for the common people.  I hope we can stop being driven by greed and ensure our kids and grands kids futures, but I know it was not written like that.  I hate to say it, but our future looks bleak.  We seem to be ahead of the game, but in all actuality we are behind.  Pretty much like the slaves in Texas 1865.  With all that being said, know your past, embrace and cherish the present and prepare for the future because tomorrow isn’t promised to no one.  Peace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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