Monday, June 28, 2010

CCSO Joins In Juneteenth Celebration

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office attended the Juneteenth Celebration hosted by the Collier County NAACP branch on June 19 at Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive, East Naples.

CCSO members from Crime Prevention, Minority Affairs and Senior Crimes spoke with residents on how to stay safe and encouraged them to sign the CCSO Pledge Car.

Juneteenth is a celebration of humanity and conveys the message that freedom is the basic fundamental right of one and all. It is celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the abolishment of slavery in Texas in 1865.

Photos by Susan Gentry/CCSO (2)