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AI- 2903   8. 1.    
BOC Regular
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019  
FROM: Shana Huerta, Administration
Department: Administration  

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RESOLUTION:
RECOMMENDATION:
JUNETEENTH DAY PROCLAMATION
 
WHEREAS,   Juneteenth had its origin in 1865 in Galveston, Texas, observing June 19 as the African American Emancipation Day and is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery; and
 
WHEREAS,   Juneteenth commemorates the date June 19, 1865, when the last African American slaves held in Confederate states were freed, and has been observed since June 19, 1866; and
 
WHEREAS,   it’s a time for reflection and rejoicing; a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long overdue, and in cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities, and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today; and
 
WHEREAS,   sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society;
 
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners    does hereby proclaim June 19th as:
 
“JUNETEENTH DAY”
 
In Calhoun County and encourages all citizens to participate in Juneteenth Day celebrations being held on June 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Claude Evans Park, Battle Creek and June 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Holland Park in Albion and to honor this great moment in the history of our nation.


Signed, Steve Frisbie, Chair

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