Dover Federal Credit Union closed on June 19th in observance of Juneteenth
DOVER, DE (June 18, 2020) — As a means of actively appreciating diversity within the workplace and within the communities that they serve, Dover Federal Credit Union has made the announcement that Juneteenth (Freedom Day)will now be celebrated company-wide despite the fact that it is not a federal holiday. All Dover Federal employees are receiving the day as a paid day off so they may join others in celebrating African American freedom. The holiday is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Tyler Kuhn, AVP, Marketing and Digital Services said “As a company we believe that this is a holiday that we need to observe. Juneteenth helps us in truthfully acknowledging a period in our history that has influenced and continues to influence who we are as a country today.”
On June 19th, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was put in place, General Gordon Granger of the United States Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, and issued General Order Number 3, which declared “all slaves are free.” Six months later, the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery for good. Following this, the celebrations taking place on June 19th became known as Juneteenth and the day was used for gatherings of family and friends, prayer, and focus on education and self-improvement. To learn more, visit www.juneteenth.com
About Dover Federal Credit Union
Dover Federal Credit Union was first chartered in 1958 by a handful of Air Force and civilian workers at Dover Air Force Base. Today, Dover Federal continues to serve the Air Force Base as well as over 40,000 members from over 500 Workplace Partners and has eight locations throughout the state of Delaware. Dover Federal continues to help its members get there, wherever that may be. To learn more about Dover Federal Credit Union, visit any of their branches or visit them on the web at www.doverfcu.com.