LOGAN – Officials in Logan have announced modified schedules for Logan City services and facilities during the Juneteenth holiday.
“Juneteenth (Sunday, June 19) will be observed on Monday, June 20,” according to Logan Public Works spokesperson Emily Morgan Malik.
“All city offices and the Logan Library will be closed that day,” she said.
Banks and federal offices will also be closed on Monday.
But all other city services and facilities will function normally.
That includes the Logan Landfill, the Community Recreation Center, the Aquatic Center, the Logan River Golf Course and City Cemetery, all of which will be open as usual.
Residential garbage and recycling routes that are normally collected on Monday will be serviced as usual, Malik added.
Juneteenth commemorates the anniversary of the date when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Texas to announce that the Civil War was over and all remaining slaves must be freed.
It came a little over two months after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865 and nearly 30 months after President Abraham Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation.
The holiday was first celebrated by members of the Black community exactly one year later on June 19, 1866.
For additional information about holiday closures and waste collection schedules, residents are advised to call 435-716-9000 or visit the city’s website at www.loganutah.org.