LOGAN – Officials in Logan have announced modified schedules for Logan City services and facilities during the weekend observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

The Juneteenth holiday – also known as Freedom Day – will be observed locally on Monday, June 17.

Here in Logan, officials say that all city offices,  the Logan Library and the City Cemetery will 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 and the Logan River Golf Course, all of which will be open as usual.

Residential garbage and recycling routes that are normally collected on Monday will be serviced as usual, according to city officials.

The traditional celebration of the Juneteenth holiday by members of the Afro-American community began 14 months after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865 and nearly four years after President Abraham Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth commemorates the anniversary of the date when Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in the last Confederate hold-out state of Texas in 1865 to announce that the Civil War was over and all remaining slaves must be freed.

The holiday was first celebrated by members of the Black community in Texas exactly one year later on June 19, 1866.

Banks and federal offices will observe the Juneteenth holiday by being closed on Wednesday, June 19.

For more information about local closures, please call 435-716-9000 or visit the city website at https://www.loganutah.org/2021_holiday_closures/index.php

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