Mayor Fuller proclaims week of June 9th through 12th 'Juneteenth Celebration Week' | News
Mayor Gary Fuller and the Opelika City Council presented a Proclamation at the June 5, 2012 City Council meeting, declaring that the week of June 9th through the 16th, 2012 as "Juneteenth Celebration Week" in recognition of the first annual "Juneteenth Celebration" by the Opelika Housing Authority, GEM Empowered, Inc. and Keep Opelika Beautiful.
The proclamation reads, in part:
WHEREAS, the Juneteenth Celebration is dedicated to assuring that all citizens share in the vision of pride, respect and esteem for their community; and
WHEREAS, the Juneteenth Celebration commemorates the final end of slavery in the United States and that education our citizens on the unified struggles that built America will aid in creating the visions for the community; and
WHEREAS, the Juneteenth Celebration week will include a Recycling Drive, a History Speaks Music Performance, an Awards Banquet and a Juneteenth Parade & Unity Rally.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Mayor Gary Fuller and the entire City Council do hereby proclaim that the week of June 9-16, 2012 as Juneteenth Celebration Week in support of public awareness, pride in our community and to reflect society’s highest ideals about truth, justice and respect for each citizen.
Source: City of Opelika News
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