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      Celebrating the end of slavery with Juneteenth

      Juneteenth marks a historical celebration known to many as the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

      Columbia, SC (WACH)- Juneteenth marks a historical celebration known to many as the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

      Second Calvary Baptist Church brought in the community to help enjoy the eventful day.

      Larry Walton, Chairman of the Juneteenth Committee, says it is important to remind our children of the sacrifices that were made.

      "Juneteenth is just one celebration and one activity that can do that", said Walton.

      A native of Union South Carolina, Walton reflected on his childhood as he thought about the meaning of Juneteenth.

      "There were difficult times, but even in those difficult times, I think our ancestors maybe even envisioned a time where college graduates like myself would one day have these opportunities", said Walton.

      Several events were implemented into this years Juneteenth celebration. Those invited were City Councilman, Sam Davis, and physicians who held health workshops.

      Second Calvary Baptist Church centered the celebration on religion to symbolize the ending of slavery.

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