Mesa County Commissioners recognize Juneteenth holiday

The commissioners made the proclamation at their meeting on Monday
Mesa County Commissioners Recognize Juneteenth
Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 6:24 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - On Monday, the Mesa County Board of Commissioners proclaimed June 19 as the county’s day to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday.

The group Black Citizens and Friends of Grand Junction will be holding a Juneteenth celebration this Saturday at 4 p.m. at Lincoln Park. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 that Union General Gordon Granger arrived at Galveston Bay in Texas and announced that all slaves were free.

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