Pegulas recognize Juneteenth
In solidarity of Juneteenth, the Buffalo Bills Instagram account published a statement from Bills’ owners, Terry and Kim Pegula.
“This Friday our organizations will observe Juneteenth as a company-wide holiday,” the statement read. “We have encouraged our employees to use this day to celebrate black history and culture, seek a greater understanding of social injustice and racial inequality, and embrace our nation’s diversity,” it added.
“Juneteenth not only marks the end of slavery in the United States, but it also symbolizes unity, freedom and achievement. we continue to fight for those freedoms today, and recognizing Juneteenth provides an opportunity to reflect, learn and grow.”
In the closing remarks of the statement, the Pegulas note that they are committed to helping end racism and inequality in the United States. The statement finished with the two stating that they “hope you join us in celebrating Juneteenth to help foster a community focused on love and equality.”
Juneteenth or also known as “freedom day” took place on Friday, June 19th. The holiday, though recognized as a national one, celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.