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News Release

"M" on Box Springs Mountain Will be Illuminated in Honor of Juneteenth

For immediate release: June 19, 2021

The M lit red, green, and yellow.

The "M" on Box Springs Mountain will be illuminated in red, yellow, and green in honor of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is now a federally recognized holiday in the United States, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Juneteenth is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was implemented in 1983.

"The City of Moreno Valley is proud to light the "M" in honor of such a historically significant day," said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. " I can think of nothing more important to commemorate than freedom for all Americans."

Lighting the ‘M’ promotes the City, its civic institutions, state and federal holidays, and other public events of community significance and times of celebration. The City may accept community requests for special lighting to recognize a specific cause or to commemorate or enhance a specific event. Non-profit and charitable organizations can request that the 'M' be illuminated in specific colors to elevate awareness of their cause. 

Priority in choosing colors for the lights will be given to promoting events that celebrate the City, its civic institutions, City‑recognized holidays, public events, and festivals. Requests to change the color or pattern of the 'M’s' decorative lights will be accommodated as dates are available.

For more information, to see the lighting schedule or to submit a request, please visit the City's website.

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