The Abe L. Allen Barrack No. 2259, Veterans of World War I, is named for Leesville's hero, Abe Allen, one of General John Pershing's 100 Brave Americans.  - from Tall Pines II, A History of Vernon Parish, Louisiana and its People by Erbon W. Wise.



Word of the Day

Disaster dih-ZAS-ter (noun) A sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss or destruction; a sudden or great misfortune or failure -- www.merriam-webster.com



Website of the Day

National Juneteenth Observance Foundation

 njof.org

Thirty-six states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or observance. June 19 is set aside to celebrate the end of slavery in America, and the NJOF is working to make it an official national observance. Learn about the history and legacy of the Juneteenth movement.



Number to Know

2: Approximate number of years before slaves in Galveston, Texas, received news of the Emancipation Proclomation. (See below for more information.)



This Day in History

June 19, 1865: Slaves in Galveston, Texas, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is celebrated as Juneteenth.



Today's Featured Birthday

Singer/TV personality Paula Abdul (48)



Daily Quote

"It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book. You just have to shut it." - Author Salman Rushdie, who was born on this date in 1947.



 



The Abe L. Allen Barrack No. 2259, Veterans of World War I, is named for Leesville's hero, Abe Allen, one of General John Pershing's 100 Brave Americans.  - from Tall Pines II, A History of Vernon Parish, Louisiana and its People by Erbon W. Wise.

Word of the Day
Disaster dih-ZAS-ter (noun) A sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss or destruction; a sudden or great misfortune or failure -- www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
 njof.org
Thirty-six states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or observance. June 19 is set aside to celebrate the end of slavery in America, and the NJOF is working to make it an official national observance. Learn about the history and legacy of the Juneteenth movement.

Number to Know
2: Approximate number of years before slaves in Galveston, Texas, received news of the Emancipation Proclomation. (See below for more information.)

This Day in History
June 19, 1865: Slaves in Galveston, Texas, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is celebrated as Juneteenth.

Today's Featured Birthday
Singer/TV personality Paula Abdul (48)

Daily Quote
"It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book. You just have to shut it." - Author Salman Rushdie, who was born on this date in 1947.