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Passed Senate without amendment (06/19/2013)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Recognizes the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day (June 19, 1865, the day Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved African Americans were free) and supports the continued nationwide celebration of such Day to learn more about the past and to better understand the experiences that have shaped the United States.

Recognizes that the observance of the end of slavery is a part of the history and heritage of the United States.