WASHINGTON, D.C.óToday, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement in honor of Juneteenth. Congressman Poe is a co-sponsor of a House Resolution 268 which ìobserves the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Dayî.

ìOn Juneteenth Independence Day, our nation celebrates the end of slavery in America. Juneteenth marks a day of remembrance of our nationís history and of the sacrifices made for the freedoms and liberties that all Americans enjoy today. Started in Galveston, Texas, I join my colleagues in observing this historic day.î