Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson Raises the Bronx Juneteenth Flag 

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson Raises the Bronx Juneteenth Flag 

By Robert Press

Tuesday June 18th was the beginning of the heat wave and it was also the day of the Juneteenth Flag raising at Bronx Borough Hall by Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson. While Juneteenth was on Wednesday June 19th, Borough President Gibson said this is the Bronx, and we celebrate our way. Juneteenth was signed into law as a national holiday in 2021 by President Joe Biden.  

There were three honorees at the Juneteenth Flag raising receiving citations from Bronx Borough President Gibson. They were Ms. Deborah Harris a retired principal with an impressive career spanning fifty years in public education, Iman Mahawa Sesay Drammeh a researcher and award winning documentarian with a career spanning three decades, and Hon. Zainabou Sesay Harrell with a background in healthcare, education, and community leadership. 

 

 

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson welcomes everyone on a sweltering first day of a heat wave for the raising of the Juneteenth Flag above the Bronx Borough Courthouse.

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L.Gibson received Honors from Governor Kathy Hochul given by the governor’s Bronx representatives. Also in the photo are State Senator Nathalia Fernandez, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, Assemblyman Landon Dias, and the honorees.

 
The three honorees hold their Certificates of Merit they received from Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson. 
 
It was then time to raise the Bronx Borough Courthouse Juneteenth Flag, as Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson turns the crank to raise the Bronx Juneteenth Flag.
With a little help from others who took over the job of cranking, the Bronx Juneteenth Flag made its way to the top of the Bronx Courthouse flagpole.
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