Seahawks closing offices Friday for Juneteenth

Getty Images

The Seahawks are closing Friday in commemoration of Juneteenth, a spokesman confirmed Thursday.

That means all 32 teams and the NFL office will close for the holiday.

The holiday honors the emancipation of slaves after the Civil War, from the day Union troops landed in Texas with the news in 1865.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll spoke for more than an hour on a video call last week, noting that the league itself is in a position to lead in this moment of civil unrest.

“The NFL is as powerful an institution as there is in the country,” Carroll said, “and this freakin’ league needs to stand up for the right stuff and make things move where we can make things move. We have a lot of power.”

2 responses to “Seahawks closing offices Friday for Juneteenth

  1. Emancipation Day should be a National Holiday and replace the Holiday “President’s Day (formally for Washington’s Birthday).

  2. chawk12thman says:
    June 18, 2020 at 3:54 pm
    Emancipation Day should be a National Holiday and replace the Holiday “President’s Day (formally for Washington’s Birthday).
    ———-

    No need to replace President’s Day or any other day. Just add another Federal holiday. Only reason the US won’t is money, can’t afford to shut things down an additional day.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.