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AFGSC celebrates Juneteenth

June 19th marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally received word that they were freed from bondage, fulfilling President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation edict of abolishing slavery in the U.S. The Juneteenth Flag was designed by activist Ben Haith, who said that the bursting star represented “a new freedom, a new people, a new star.” Join us in celebrating freedom! (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Shelby Thurman)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Shelby Thurman
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