PHOTOS: Fairchild AFB Juneteenth Celebration

  • Published
  • By Airman 1st Class Clare Werner
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing

Fairchild Air Force Base Airmen coordinated this celebration to honor June 19th, which is the day that enslaved African Americans were emancipated. On that day in 1865, the Union Army announced to the people of Texas that all slaves were free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation, creating the holiday known as Juneteenth. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Clare Werner)