National Freedom Day was created to celebrate the heritage of our great nation, and the sacrifices we have made for it. It also serves as a commemoration of those who have given their lives in the name of freedom and democracy. In addition, National Freedom Day is an attempt by the citizens of the United States to renew American commitment to freedom and to promote tolerance among people of different religions, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. In its history, National Freedom Day has included notable events like the March on Washington against segregation and the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
The first National Freedom Day celebration occurred on February 01, 2023, when hundreds of people demonstrated against the policies of the federal government regarding healthcare. Protests also happened in other parts of the country, with many people joining the demonstrations in Washington, D.C. Some of those who attended the National Freedom Day event were affiliated with groups such as Tea Party Patriots, which is an anti-tax, pro-republican group.
On February 1st, in Washington, D.C., a National Freedom Day ceremony was held, along with a march and rally. A video of the National Freedom Day ceremony was uploaded onto YouTube and other video-sharing websites. A copy of the joint resolution signed by President Lincoln and the first President George Washington was also distributed to all members of Congress. According to the official White House website, President Obama has also signed the resolutions.
As a sign of appreciation for the first American president to sign such a joint resolution, the government has prepared a National Freedom Day proclamation for submission to the members of Congress.
A National Freedom Day proclamation is a document that formally affirms the National Freedom Day, along with other related events, such as the 75th anniversary of the famous Gettysburg Address. According to this document, the signing of the joint resolution by the President and the First Lady, along with other members of Congress, marks the beginning of National Freedom Day. This follows the historic declaration made by President Abraham Lincoln in 1860, on the second day of the Civil War.
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Lincoln said: “We, assembled now, are declaring the Constitution of the United States inviolable. We affirm the absolute supremacy of lawful order and prohibit all breaches thereof, Dissolvence against law, inculcation of pretended rights, seizure of public lands without just compensation, taxation without consent, inculcation of debts, accessions of fraud and falsity.”
The second sentence of the Freedom Day proclamation states: “On this day, all Americans are reminded that their lives, freedoms, and loved ones are secured by the laws of liberty and democracy and that all men are endowed by the inherent rights of man to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” It is interesting to note that the document was officially signed by the President of the United States and the First Lady Mrs.
Obama on February 01, 2022. At that time, it stated: “President Obama and Mrs. Obama encourage all Americans to celebrate National Freedom Day every year with a moment of remembrance, reflection, and alertness – just like they did on Inauguration Day eight years ago.” Although there have been minor revisions to the goals and statement of National Freedom Day since that time, the spirit behind it still remains.
National Freedom Day Messages 2023:
- “Those who have not experienced freedom in their lives are the ones who know the real value of it. A very Happy Freedom Day 2023 to you.”
- “Life is incomplete without freedom because it is one thing that adds beautiful colors to our lives. Wishing a very Happy National Freedom Day 2023.”
- “The occasion of World Freedom Day reminds each one of us of the importance of freedom and that it always comes with responsibility. Warm wishes on this day.”
- “Life without freedom is like having eyes with no vision. May we are never deprived of freedom. A very Happy Freedom Day 2023 to you.”
- “There were many people who fought for so long to get freedom in their lives and they are also the ones who know the true value of freedom. Happy World Freedom Day 2023.”
- “We are truly blessed to be born in a free country and we are really fortunate to have not experienced the times of colonialism. Happy Freedom Day 2023.”
- “There is so much power and strength in the freedom that it fills our lives with happiness and enthusiasm. Warm greetings on Freedom Day 2023”
While it may seem unlikely that World Freedom Day will ever have anything to do with the history of the American Constitution, it is worth mentioning. On this day, the first day of the New Year, it is fitting to remind ourselves how far our nation has come, and how much we have left to accomplish. For some, including the first American president, the signing of the constitution and the Bill of Rights represents the pinnacle of freedom and liberty.
For others, including the present president, the drafting of the Constitution and its guarantee of individual rights, is part of the degeneration of American society into a single-party state controlled by corporate interests, and the continual erosion of the freedoms enjoyed by people at both the state and federal levels. Regardless of your views on World Freedom Day, it is important to observe this special day for the American people – a day that highlights not only the history of our nation but also the principles upon which our nation is founded.