Members of the community are invited to join City of Bothell for the raising of the Juneteenth flag at City Hall on Thursday, June 16 at 9 a.m.
Every year, City of Bothell recognizes Juneteenth as the day that slavery finally came to an end in the United States. June 19, 1865 is when the last group of enslaved people were informed of their liberation in Texas, two and a half years after the implementation of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Juneteenth is a day to appreciate the Black and African American experience, and is a time to celebrate the inclusion of all races, ethnicities and nationalities in our community.
The Juneteenth Flag uses the same colors as the United States flag – red, white and blue – to show that those who were formerly enslaved, and their descendants, are free Americans too. The arc on the flag represents new opportunity, and the burst that outlines the star signifies a new beginning for all.
Bothell City Council will proclaim their support for Juneteenth and reaffirm their commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable City during the June 14th council meeting at 6pm.