Loving Day, celebrated June 12, is an important day to my family. It is observed by many Americans who stand up for racial justice. During my childhood, it was a painful experience to find out that some friends and family were not considered legally married because many states did not recognize their interracial unions. Mildred and Richard Loving helped change these hurtful laws. They appealed their case to the Supreme Court, which overturned miscegenation laws in the United States. My husband and I light our chalice to honor “the inherent worth and dignity of all people” as we remember the Lovings.
— submitted by K.B.