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Juneteenth Celebration Brings Military Luncheon to Emerald Beach Hotel

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - A special military luncheon kicked off at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Emerald Beach Hotel as part of this year's Juneteenth Celebration, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S.

U.S. Air Force Col. Annette Sanks was on hand to speak at the event. Sanks is the Air Force Reserve Liaison for the Department of Defense Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, Office for Reintegration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Pentagon, Washington D.C. She advises, manages, coordinates and assists the Air Force Reserve at the Department of Defense level.

Ms. Senior pageant contestants had the chance to meet and greet Col. Sanks at the beginning of Monday's military luncheon.