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Andersen Airmen model for Juneteenth celebration

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  • By Airman Alexandria Bland
  • 36th Civil Engineer Squadron
A group of Andersen Airmen participated in a fashion show June 16 at the Top of the Rock to honor the American historical celebration Juneteenth. 

More than 15 Airmen volunteered for the fashion show, which featured eight "scenes," such as evening wear, club attire, island wear and camouflage. 

Juneteenth is typically an African American commemoration that many celebrate with cookouts, for example, but a fashion show Andersen Airmen held brought a different feel to this year's celebration, according to event planners. 

Juneteenth commemorates the abolition of slavery in Texas and has been celebrated for more than a century. 

The show kicked off with a performance by Airman 1st Class Keesha Harris, 36th Medical Group. 

"The fact that she sung the African American hymn at the beginning of the show symbolized that we have overcome slavery," said Senior Airman Topaz Lewis, 36th Mission Support Squadron.

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