Category Archives: Juneteenth

Juneteenth marks a momentous occasion for the military, too

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Emancipation Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Black Independence Day — June 19 goes by many names. None are more famous than “Juneteenth.” On this day in 1865, Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and announced the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery. Granger read the proclamation: “The people […]

Juneteenth marks a momentous occasion for the military, too

juneteenth-marks-a-momentous-occasion-for-the-military,-too

Emancipation Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Black Independence Day — June 19 goes by many names. None are more famous than “Juneteenth.” On this day in 1865, Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and announced the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery. Granger read the proclamation: “The people […]

Juneteenth marks a momentous occasion for the military, too

juneteenth-marks-a-momentous-occasion-for-the-military,-too

Emancipation Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Black Independence Day — June 19 goes by many names. None are more famous than “Juneteenth.” On this day in 1865, Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and announced the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery. Granger read the proclamation: “The people […]