You might have seen a different red, white and blue flag flying over downtown Aitkin on June 19. The banner with a bursting star in the middle is the Juneteenth Flag, a symbolic representation of the end of slavery in the United States. Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States. A dozen Aitkin residents gathered near the intersection of Minnesota Ave. and Hwy. 210 to honor the event and show solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement.  

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