Wreath Laid at Monument to Honor USCT

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From left, Sheila Keith, representing Keith Monuments, designers of the Monument; Sheila Harris, former City Councilwoman; Jim Ogden, National Park Historian; Eric Atkins, Co-Chairman, the Unity Group; and John L. Edwards, III, local veteran and Chattanooga News Chronicle Publisher Pictured in the background are members of the 44th USCT Reenactment Group. (Photo: Imani, CNC)

Leading up to the celebration of Juneteenth (Saturday June 19th) the Unity Group held its annual celebration of honoring the soldiers of the United States Colored Troops. Many of whom fought in the Civil War and assisted in the construction of the facility are buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.