Looking Back:  On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to ensure that all enslaved people be freed. Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, commemorates the end of slavery in our country and is such an important day in our nation’s history in the fight for and support of racial equality.  Last week the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed legislation to establish Juneteenth National Independence Day as a U.S. federal holiday. Upon President Biden’s signature the bill will become law.  We must continue to educate and inform on these historical events so that future generations understand the significance of this important national holiday.