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Alaska Gov. Dunleavy Issues Proclamation on Juneteenth Day
June 15, 2019
JUNEAU, Alaska, June 15 -- Gov. Mike Dunleavy, R-Alaska, issued the following proclamation:

WHEREAS, the State of Alaska celebrates Juneteenth, a blending of "June" and "nineteenth," on the third Saturday in June, which is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States; and

WHEREAS, this commemoration dates back to June 19, 1865 when Union Soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston, Texas w . . .

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