Chaya Woodard raises the Juneteenth flag during a service in observation of the local event’s 25th anniversary at the Restlawn Cemetery on Saturday, May 16, 2018 in Edinburg. Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th of every year since Union Army Gen. Gordon Granger announced the end of slavey in Galveston on this date on 1865 after the end of the Civil War.

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