We Were Once An Army, we once had trade ships, we once produced our own manufacturing of goods and services.
“So Saul summoned the men and mustered them at Telaim two hundred thousand foot soldiers and ten thousand from Judah.” 1 Samuel 15:4
Could you imagine seeing an Army of 200,000 Black Men? Not just marching for justice, not just doing a show of force, but an Army of Black Men. An Army of Black Men prepared to kill our enemies or die trying too.
“And Judas said, arm yourselves, and be valiant men, and see that ye be in readiness against the morning, that ye may fight with these nations, that are assembled together against us to destroy us and our sanctuary: For it is better for us to die in battle, than to behold the calamities of our people. ” 1 Maccabees 3:58-60
Without question what was will be again and though we are still fighters right now, we are not an Army. However, the Bible Prophecies that we will be an Army again, once Our Commander Christ Returns:
“but they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.” Jeremiah 30:9 KJV
Juneteenth now established as a federal holiday is the Commemoration of the ending of Chattel Slavery in the United States and given all that our ancestors endured I don't see an issue at all with honoring the sacrifices and hardships that they endured for us to be here today.