So, today's Juneteenth! For those of you who haven't attended a history class recently, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. Even more importantly for us Texans, the acknowledgement of June 19th originated in Galveston back in 1865.

So, fast forward almost 150-years, we're still celebrating today and Houston's really gone all out. After a Juneteenth celebration at Emancipation Park in 2007, city leaders began 'The Emancipation Park Capital Campaign' in an effort to renovate the park. Five years later, the Juneteenth celebration shows the Capital Campaign is one step closer to reality.

So, it was the perfect day for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, and co-sponsor Senator John Cornyn, to introduce a joint resolution that would officially make June 19th a National Day of Observance. Cornyn called Juneteenth "...a fitting day for each of us to celebrate the freedoms all Americans hold dear..."

Indeed it is, and let's hope that thing passes! We could all use a day off in June!