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Juneteenth in Bandera

Save the date: A Juneteenth celebration will be held in Bandera at the Bertha Tryon/ Hendrick Arnold Black Cemetery on Monday, June 19, at 11:00 am reports the Bandera Bulletin. The cemetery is located on old Medina Highway off Highway 16. The day commemorates the emancipation of slaves after the Civil War. Traditionally a Texas holiday, Juneteeth was recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, when President Joseph Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. It was the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was adopted in 1983.

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