PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Lincoln Depot Museum in Peekskill conducted its second annual Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony on Saturday, June 18.
As previously reported , Juneteenth celebrates when the final freedom of all slaves was proclaimed in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. It is the oldest known celebration of slavery's end in the United States.
The Juneteenth Flag will fly at the museum until the end of June.
Participants included Pastor Gary Colter of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, Pastor Robert E. Young of Mount Olivet Baptist Church, the Rev. Stephany Graham of the Presbyterian Church of Peekskill, Michael Simpkins of the Peekskill City School District Board of Education and The Oliver C. Chase American Legion Post 274 of Peekskill