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151st Juneteenth

19 Jun

It is fitting that the 151st ‪#‎Juneteenth‬ falls on ‪#‎FathersDay‬. What greater, braver, and more honorable sacrifice is there than being an enslaved parent, a father who toils and fights for the freedom of his children? This is the grave of my GGG Grandfather Corporal Jerry Holt, owned by his father and master Berryman Holt, enlisted in the Union Army at Lebanon, KY and was mustered into Company E, U.S. Colored Troops 125th Infantry Regiment on Apr 8, 1865. His name is engraved on the African American Civil War Memorial, plaque number D-130. When he returned home his father and former master gave him the land he toiled. Thank you father of my fathers. ‪#‎HappyFathersDay‬ #Juneteenth ‪#‎RussellKentucky‬ 151stJuneteenth