[USC02] 36 USC 124: National Freedom Day
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36 USC 124: National Freedom Day Text contains those laws in effect on April 21, 2021
From Title 36-PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND ORGANIZATIONSSubtitle I-Patriotic and National Observances and CeremoniesPart A-Observances and CeremoniesCHAPTER 1-PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES
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§124. National Freedom Day

The President may issue each year a proclamation designating February 1 as National Freedom Day to commemorate the signing by Abraham Lincoln on February 1, 1865, of the joint resolution adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives that proposed the 13th amendment to the Constitution.

( Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1259 .)

Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
124 36:156. June 30, 1948, ch. 755, 62 Stat. 1150 .