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AI- 3604   8. b.    
BOC Regular
Meeting Date: 06/17/2021  
Juneteenth Day Proclamation
Submitted For: Kelli Scott FROM: Susan Connolly, Legal Secretary, Corporation Counsel
Department: Administration  

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:
In Calhoun County and encourages all citizens to participate in Juneteenth Day celebrations as permissable and to honor this great moment in the history of our nation.

Signed, Steve Frisbie, Chair

Fiscal Impact
Proclamation Juneteenth Day 2021

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