Atlanta Falcons closing offices to observe Juneteenth

The Atlanta Falcons are designating Juneteenth as a paid company holiday for its employees. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The Falcons, who are owned by Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank, are the latest Atlanta organization to make the move, joining others across the nation. AMB Sports and Entertainment CEO Steve Cannon sent an internal note to employees on Wednesday encouraging them to use June 19 as a day of reflection…

The Atlanta Falcons are designating Juneteenth as a paid company holiday for its employees. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The Falcons, who are owned by Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank, are the latest Atlanta organization to make the move, joining others across the nation. AMB Sports and Entertainment CEO Steve Cannon sent an internal note to employees on Wednesday encouraging them to use June 19 as a day of reflection…

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