June Recognitions


Recognizing Pride, Juneteenth and Father’s Day!

June is an exciting month where we acknowledge three major events: Pride, Juneteenth and Father’s Day. Last week, we provided educational and historical information on Pride Month, and today, we are sharing some brief history on Juneteenth and Father’s Day.

As the Workplace Inclusion team leads us on our journey to encourage a greater sense of belonging for everyone, our goal is to inspire cultural consciousness and educate our organization on the recognition events that are meaningful to many employees across the company.

With the launch of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), along with our Workplace Inclusion advocates at Rollins and across our Brands, everyone is excited to share new ideas on how we can expand acknowledgement of these and many other cultural recognition events. And we would love to hear from you, so share your ideas on supportive activities for future events. Contact us at workplaceinclusion@rollins.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Juneteenth National Independence Day

We recognize the world is rich with diversity, which is reflected in the many observances celebrated throughout our country. In June, many people recognize Juneteenth, or June19th, as the day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The name stems from June 19, 1865, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas, issued General Order No. 3, which announced that in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation, “all slaves are free.” The Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people in Confederate states in 1863 but it wasn’t until 1865 that many Black people in Texas received the news that an order had been issued.

FUN Father’s Day Facts

Sunday, June 19th is Father’s Day, a time to wish all the Dads we may know a Happy Father’s Day and thank them for everything they do. Check out these fun Father’s Day facts:

  • Father’s Day is the fourth-largest card-sending holiday in the U.S., with 72 million cards exchanged annually.
  • 50% of all Father’s Day cards are purchased for dads and nearly 20% of all Father’s Day cards are purchased for husbands.
  • Humor cards account for about 25% of Father’s Day sales.

According to Wikipedia, Father’s Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fathers, fathering, and fatherhood. In addition to Father’s Day, International Men’s Day is celebrated in many countries on November 19 for men and boys who are not fathers.

Learn more about the history of Father’s Day.