Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Grateful for National Freedom Day

It’s one of the best days of the year and we owe our gratitude to the remarkable man who made it possible.

Feb. 1 is National Freedom Day and its origin is as wonderful as is freedom itself.

The creation of this day dates back to 1863, during the thick of the Civil War, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

His proclamation changed the legal status of more than 3.5 m...

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