Sierra National Forest to Commemorate Juneteenth Holiday on Friday by closing virtual service
Clovis, CA., June 18, 2021 – In Commemoration of June 19th, Juneteenth National Independence Day…Holiday the Sierra National Forest Offices will be closed for virtual all services.
Offices will re-open virtually on Monday June 21, 2021. All emergency and operational services will continue as normal.
Juneteenth is a day that commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Historically and culturally, celebrated on June 19, it marks the day in 1865 that Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas, and informed slaves there that the Civil War ended, and slavery was abolished.