Hump Day Deals, February 1

Wednesday, February 1
Introducing our BIG GAME GRID
Now through February 11, we are inviting you to play along.
Orders of $25 or more earn a spot on the grid.  Winners earn 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th (FINAL).
Max of four squares per key tag. Once teams are announced, the Grid will appear here under
Special Promotions.  Let the fun begin!

**It's National FREEDOM Day**

On February 1st, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery. National Freedom Day represents freedom from slavery and American liberty on February 1st each year.

In 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring, ""all persons held as slaves within any State, or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free,"" However, this proclamation did not magically end slavery. In order for slavery to come to an end, an amendment had to be made to the constitution – and so came the 13th amendment.

The 13th Amendment states: ""Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."