Puffin Closed for Juneteenth
June 16, 2023
Our offices will be closed Monday, June 19th. Have a wonderful weekend!
As Puffin acknowledges Juneteenth, we commemorate past triumphs while acknowledging the current obstacles. Furthermore, we pledge to strive for a future that is fair and just for everyone, with a particular emphasis on the well-being of Black Americans.
What is Juneteeth?
From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.
Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas, a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.