Celebrating Juneteenth, America's second Independence Day!

Celebrating Juneteenth, America's second Independence Day!

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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day, is an unofficial U.S. holiday and an official Texas state holiday celebrated every June 19th to commemorate Union Army General Gordon Granger’s June 19, 1865 proclamation in Galveston, Texas, that all slaves in Texas were now free. Today marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth and celebrations are taking place throughout the country. Are you planning to join them?

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