I want to say I am totally on board with making Juneteenth a national holiday. June 19 is the day African Americans observe the end of slavery in America in 1865. Beyond that, I’m not going into the particulars, because there is discussion of it all over the Internet today. However, it generally is regarded as a joyous occasion, an impetus for family and community celebration. Juneteenth already is a state holiday in 49 states, but actual events tend to take place almost exclusively among black citizens. I think this is something we all could and should share. Officially. My only quibble is, I wish it were Aprilteenth. I have always felt we need a holiday between George Washington’s Birthday and Memorial Day! However, it can be cold in April, and Juneteenth would make a satisfying trilogy along with Memorial Day and Independence Day.