155 years today ago slavery was ended in the United States, officially. That’s a big deal for our country and our people, and we believe it should be celebrated as a national holiday. We think the pursuit of liberty and justice for all is something we should ALL celebrate. Something companies should give their employees time off to participate in community events, volunteer work, and to spend with their families, friends, neighbors, and communities. Vertical River will be observing Juneteenth as a company holiday from this day forward. We’re also supporting the petition to make Juneteenth a national holiday at change.org, and credit the image in this post to change.org.