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Utah leaders share thoughts on Juneteenth and its significance

Jun 19, 2023, 6:30 PM

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SALT LAKE CITY — Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

It became a federal holiday in 2021.

On Monday, some of Utah’s elected leaders went to Twitter to share their thoughts on the holiday and its significance. Here’s what they had to say:

Sen. Mitt Romney

 

Gov. Spencer Cox

 Rep. Blake Moore

 

Rep. Burgess Owens

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Utah leaders share thoughts on Juneteenth and its significance