Photograph of the Day: Framingham excessive raises The Juneteenth Flag
FRAMINGHAM – A Juneteenth flag-raising ceremony became held at Framingham high school this morning, June
18, the day after President Joseph Biden signed a regulation to make Juneteenth the 12th federal holiday
annually on June 19.
Gov. Charlie Baker signed a law in 2020 making Juneteenth a state excursion within the Commonwealth of
Maria Robinson (D-Framingham) filed the law to create a “Juneteenth Independence Day” which is a national
holiday in Massachusetts.
This morning Framingham high Superintendent Bob Tremblay, Framingham excessive most important
Carrie Banach and Framingham excessive Dean of college students Omawali Stewart hoisted the Juneteenth flag
just And beneath the Yankee flag before a crowd of extra than 100 at Framingham high faculty.
Metropolis of Framingham offices is closed today to mark the national holiday. After that, Faculties are open
because the kingdom holiday became passed after the faculty calendar was set and after negotiations with the
the holiday will fall on a Sunday, and the Monday might be a no school day, stated Supt. Tremblay.
In attendance changed into Rep. Robinson, Rep., jack Patrick Lewis, Mayor Yvonne Spicer, metropolis Councilor
Janet Leombruno, town Councilor Robert Case, city Councilor Cesar Stewart-Morales, School Committee Vice
Chair Tiffanie Maskell, faculty Committee member Scott Wadland, faculty Committee member Ricky Finlay.
School Committee member Jessica Barnhill, and faculty Committee member Willie LaBarge.
“Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the finishing of
slavery in America. Courting returned to 1865, it was on June nineteenth that the Union infantrymen, led by
main fashionable Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with information that the conflict had ended and
that the enslaved were now free.
Be aware that this changed into and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had
end up reputable January 1, 1863. After that, The Emancipation Proclamation has little effect on the Texans
because of the minimum number of Union troops to enforce the new govt Order.
In addition, with the give up of widespread Lee in April of 1865, and the advent of fashionable Granger’s
The forces had been sooner or later strong enough to persuade and overcome the resistance.”
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Photo of the Day: Framingham High Raises The Juneteenth Flag
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