EDINBURG A Juneteenth Memorial Service will be held at Restlawn Cemetery on Saturday, June 18, at 9:00 a.m. The service will be followed by a reception with refreshments and entertainment at the Dustin Sekula Memorial Library located at 1906 S. Closner Blvd.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ended of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and so had slavery.