ARIZONA BUFFALO SOLDIERS, MESA, AZ. JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION. Adam Diaz Senior Ctr, Phx, AZ. Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory, PROCLAMATION: "Buffalo Soldiers Day", June 19, 2012
JUNETEENTH -- A Worldwide Historic Celebration, June 19, 1865
PROCLAMATION: "Buffalo Soldiers Day", June 19th for the State of Arizona
The Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory - Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment, Headquarters Mesa, Arizona is an "INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION"
(The Official Arizona Centennial Legacy 'Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory in the State of Arizona. Awarded: PROCLAMATION "Buffalo Soldiers Day" June 19th).
Dear Cmdr Fred Marable and Michelle London-Marable,
The Adam Diaz Senior Center is celebrating their first Junteenth Celebration. We are looking forward to the Buffalo Soldiers history.
JUNETEENTH HISTORY: This took place on June 19, 1865, in Galverston, Texas, when Union General Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3, announcing that "all slaves are free" by PROCLAMATION of President Abraham Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Lincoln on September 22. 1862, and issued on January 1, 1863. It took more than two and a half years for the news to trael to state of Texas. Juneteenth is officially recognized as a state holiday observance in 37 states and the District of Columbia in the recognition of America's 2nd Indpendence Day. The National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign continues to work to establish Juneteenth as a national holiday observance in America.
HISTORY: The senior center was named after the late Adam Diaz. He was the first Latino to be elected to the Phoenix City Council in 1953 where he served for four years. He later served as vice mayor for one year. Diaz also served on the Phoenix Elementary School Board and was appointed by President Clinton to the National Task Force on Aging.
POC: Cmdr Fred Marable and Michelle London-Marable, Executive Director and Founders
Address: P.O. Box 20883, Mesa, AZ 85277-0883
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