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Keesler celebrates Juneteenth

Keesler personnel participate in a discussion panel during a Juneteenth ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2021. June 19, other wise known as Juneteenth, is an annual observance of the emancipation of slaves in the state of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel participate in a discussion panel during a Juneteenth ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2021. June 19, other wise known as Juneteenth, is an annual observance of the emancipation of slaves in the state of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Robert Bateman, 81st Training Wing Commanders Action Group team member,  attends a Juneteenth ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2021. June 19, other wise known as Juneteenth, is an annual observance of the emancipation of slaves in the state of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Robert Bateman, 81st Training Wing Commanders Action Group team member, attends a Juneteenth ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2021. June 19, other wise known as Juneteenth, is an annual observance of the emancipation of slaves in the state of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Gerald Peden, Public Affairs Officer, delivers remarks to attendees during a Juneteenth ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2021. June 19, other wise known as Juneteenth, is an annual observance of the emancipation of slaves in the state of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Gerald Peden, Public Affairs Officer, delivers remarks to attendees during a Juneteenth ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2021. June 19, other wise known as Juneteenth, is an annual observance of the emancipation of slaves in the state of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel attend a Juneteenth ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2021. June 19, other wise known as Juneteenth, is an annual observance of the emancipation of slaves in the state of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel attend a Juneteenth ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2021. June 19, other wise known as Juneteenth, is an annual observance of the emancipation of slaves in the state of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Kurt Higgins, 81st Training Support Squadron faculty development chief, delivers remarks to attendees during a Juneteenth ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2021. June 19, other wise known as Juneteenth, is an annual observance of the emancipation of slaves in the state of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Kurt Higgins, 81st Training Support Squadron faculty development chief, delivers remarks to attendees during a Juneteenth ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2021. June 19, other wise known as Juneteenth, is an annual observance of the emancipation of slaves in the state of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ronald Dailey, 81st Comptroller Squadron financial operations technician, delivers remarks to attendees during a Juneteenth ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2021. June 19, other wise known as Juneteenth, is an annual observance of the emancipation of slaves in the state of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ronald Dailey, 81st Comptroller Squadron financial operations technician, delivers remarks to attendees during a Juneteenth ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2021. June 19, other wise known as Juneteenth, is an annual observance of the emancipation of slaves in the state of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

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