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Crestview to host annual Juneteenth celebration

The City of Crestview and Crestview Creations Unlimited, Inc. will be hosting the annual Juneteenth Celebration “A Walk-Through History” on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at the Crestview Community Center, located at […]

Source: City of Crestview

The City of Crestview and Crestview Creations Unlimited, Inc. will be hosting the annual Juneteenth Celebration “A Walk-Through History” on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at the Crestview Community Center, located at 1146 Commerce Dr.

  • The event, which will run from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, promises to be a fun-filled day featuring live shows narrating the story of Juneteenth, as well as a variety of activities and vendors for everyone to enjoy.

The celebration offers an opportunity for all attendees to learn about the significance of Juneteenth while having a great time together.

Historical walk-throughs are scheduled at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm, providing multiple opportunities for visitors to engage with the story of Juneteenth throughout the day.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, marking the day when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, and read General Order No. 3, which liberated the last remaining contingent of African American slaves.

  • The holiday honors the institutions of liberty and freedom for all, recognizing the combined efforts of freed and escaped Blacks, Abolitionists, and the Union Army in ensuring compliance with established proclamations and laws to effect true freedom.

In 2021, Congress passed legislation making Juneteenth an official federal holiday, the first since Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was passed into law in 1983.

For more information about the Crestview Juneteenth Celebration, please visit www.crestviewjuneteenth.com.

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