Juneteenth in Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Juneteenth in Gaithersburg, Maryland


A proclamation of the Mayor and City Council designating June 19, 2021, as "Juneteenth Day" in the City was accepted by Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Byron Scott. View the presentation here.



Juneteenth/Freedom Day marks the anniversary of the arrival of Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas. On June 19, 1865, two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the Union soldiers enforced the president’s order ending enslavement.


Celebrate Juneteenth with the City’s virtual Jubilation Day Gospel Concert on Saturday, June 19 at 11 a.m. on the Special Events Facebook page. The video will feature Scott, Gospel Artist and Wammie Award Nominee Andrea René Williams, and Gospel artist Melvin Caldwell. The celebration also includes interesting facts about “red foods” and what they represent, and the Juneteenth Flag – its symbolism and why it's celebrated.


This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.


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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Comments (14)

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

Wonderful post, thanks for the write.  Enjoy your Sunday. Bill Salvatore

Jun 13, 2021 03:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a gorgeous iris, Roy! I know I saw something about Juneteenth in Charlotte, but somehow the information "passed me by."

Jun 13, 2021 04:30 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Those are both beautiful floral photos. Love them!

Jun 13, 2021 05:14 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such an important day in history and I definitely believe that everyone should be free!

Jun 13, 2021 05:51 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy and thanks for the information to share with us all here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!


Jun 13, 2021 10:10 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Funny enough, Ron and I met Byron Scott.  Not the one honored by your community, he is a former Laker Basketball player.  One of the nicest guys we have met along our journey.  A

Jun 13, 2021 10:52 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I like the stunning color of that Iris, Roy!  We had many Iris growing in our garden when I was a kid!  I miss them.

Jun 13, 2021 08:30 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Roy,  Thank you for sharing these beautiful flower pictures, and the information on your local Juneteenth celebration.

Jun 13, 2021 08:51 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Roy.

Been to Galveston many times.  I can understand the celebration

Jun 14, 2021 12:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Jun 14, 2021 09:47 AM