Juneteenth Vigil

STANDING UNITED — Eight-year-old Nilay McAfee joined Martin Police officers (from left) patrol officer Brandyn Brown, Lt. Mike Wenz and Lt. Dean Brooks during a Freedom Day, Juneteenth recognition event and candlelight vigil held beside Martin City Hall downtown Friday evening. The event drew people of all walks of life, carrying posters and sporting T-shirts as a show of unity and remembrance of those who have lost their lives across the nation as a result of racially-charged situations. The Freedom Day vigil encouraged the community to unite for a common purpose and help diminish racism.

Read entire story in the June 23 edition of the Weakley County Press.


More photos from the event can be found of The Press’ Facebook page. Photo by Jennifer Cross

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