Juneteenth observances continued Saturday in Galveston with the city's annual Juneteenth Parade and the 43rd Annual Al Edwards' Juneteenth Celebration at Ashton Villa.  

Numerous dignitaries spoke at the celebration which culminated in the ceremonial re-enactment of the reading of General Order No.3, the order read by Maj. General Gordon Granger in Galveston on June 19, 1865 that announced and enforced the emancipation of slaves in Galveston. 

The parade included floats, car clubs and performances by dance teams, concluded in a picnic at Wright Cuney Park.

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