The ClaimLinx Office will be closed for Juneteenth

 In observance of Juneteenth, ClaimLinx will close Monday, June 19th. We appreciate your understanding of this time for rest for our team.   

Our team members will respond to any calls or messages as soon as possible upon our return on Tuesday, June 20th. We appreciate your patience as we get back to our members and clients.   

Here are some facts about Juneteenth: 

  • Juneteenth became a federal holiday on June 17, 2021.  
  • Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the freedom of the slaves in the United States.  
  • Emancipation Day and Freedom Day are also names for Juneteenth. 
  • Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, when a Union Army general arrived in Galveston, Texas and demanded the state’s enslaved people be set free. It was the last state in the country to do so. 
  • It is the oldest known holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the US. 
  • Texas was the first state to declare Juneteenth a state holiday. 
  • June 19 isn’t the only anniversary of events that contributed to ending slavery in the U.S. 

How you can celebrate Juneteenth: 

  • Visit a museum– Explore a museum close to you to learn more about the holiday. If you can’t go to in person museum, you can find exhibits online.  
  • Attend a local celebration Attending a local Juneteenth event is a great opportunity to learn more about history. It’s also a great way to get to know the people of your community. But you can also visit your county or city website to see what they have planned. 
  • Create kid-friendly crafts– Flex your family art skills by creating your own version of the Juneteenth flag. Creating crafts is a way to get your children involved in the holiday.  
  • Plan a cookoutFood is an important part of the Juneteenth celebration. Have your family and friends come over for your typical summer barbecue.  

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