United States President Joe Biden officially signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law June 17, 2021, officially making June 19 a federal holiday and giving national recognition to a day commemorating emancipation. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers informed a group of enslaved people in Texas that they had been made free two years earlier by President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. Throughout history, Juneteenth has been known by many names: Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day. Designed for social media platforms at Hill Air Force Base, UT. (U.S. Air Force graphic by David Perry).