A month ago, I had the privilege of attending the Pacific Council on International Policy's "Let the Games Begin" Gala in Los Angeles. It was an evening filled with insightful conversations and meaningful connections, and I continue to reflect on the important discussions had that night.
The Pacific Council's tireless efforts to foster international policy dialogue and promote global cooperation are truly commendable. Their work is instrumental in bridging gaps, fostering understanding, and promoting collaboration across borders. I'm grateful for the Council's continuous efforts to drive change on a global scale.
Engaging in such events underscores the importance of international discourse and cooperation, both within and beyond the world of sports. I look forward to seeing the impact of the Pacific Council's work continue to unfold in the months and years ahead.
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Today, as we celebrate #Juneteenth, let us remember its significance in our nation's history. On this day in 1865, over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, the last enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were finally informed of their freedom.
Juneteenth is a poignant reminder of our nation's journey towards freedom and equality. It symbolizes both the long, hard road endured by African Americans in the past and the progress still needed to achieve racial equity and justice.
As we commemorate this day, let us honor the resilience and strength of those who fought tirelessly for freedom. And - let's recommit ourselves to the ongoing work of achieving true equality in every corner of our society, from the playing fields to the boardrooms and beyond.
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On this Father's Day, I reflect on the vital role that fathers and father figures play in our lives. They guide us, support us, and inspire us. Their lessons shape us in ways both seen and unseen. Whether it's cheering us on from the sidelines of a sports event or guiding us through life's challenges, their presence is invaluable.
To all fathers, and to those who step into the role of fathers, your impact is immeasurable. Thank you for your strength, wisdom, and unwavering love. Happy Father's Day!
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