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Hello Salvo Family!
In support of our older players, the schools in our communities, and our families, we are recognizing Salvo Spirit Week! During this week, we are encouraging all of you to get out and watch a game at your local high school where many of our Salvo players are on the rosters. At the games, please wear your Salvo jersey and if it works, sit with your team!
Below are some local games to go out and support!
We can't wait to see those Salvo jerseys in the stands!
Registration for TCO’s Free High School Sports Physicals events is now open! Exams will be hosted at 11 convenient metro area locations from 5:00 – 8:00pm throughout the month of August. For more information and to register, visit TCOmn.com/SportsPhysicals.
“NOW IS THE ACCEPTED TIME, NOT TOMORROW, NOT SOME MORE CONVENIENT SEASON. IT IS TODAY THAT OUR BEST WORK CAN BE DONE AND NOT SOME FUTURE DAY OR FUTURE YEAR.”
Salvo Soccer Club joins organizations across the country in recognizing Juneteenth as an important day in our country’s history. Juneteenth, 2022 is the second annual federal holiday, has gone by several names: Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day. A day that freedom had to be enforced with force. While the Emancipation Proclamation deemed enslaved people legally free in Confederate states, it was the Thirteenth Amendment that ended slavery in the U.S. as national policy.
News of the Emancipation Proclamation that went into effect on January 1, 1863, had not reached certain parts of the country still under Confederate control. Major General Granger read aloud General Order No. 3 on June 19, 1865: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.”
To African Americans in Texas, this day became known as Juneteenth, which until recent years, many people in this country were unaware of. This day has steadily grown in awareness and become a part of the fabric of the country’s consciousness. Juneteenth is an opportunity to recognize those who survived slavery and whose freedom was delayed. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate how far we’ve come as a country as well as acknowledge how far we still must go appreciating the milestones along the way.
For more information about Juneteenth and to learn more about African American history, click on the links below:
Here are documentaries and other videos to watch to educate yourself about Juneteenth and the Black experience in America.