Town Offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day.

Town Offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States of America and is observed each year on June 19th. This holiday commemorates the ending of slavery, specifically June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger ordered the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas at the very end of the American Civil War. In 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law making Juneteenth a nationally recognized day of celebration and commemoration.

To learn more about Juneteenth, please visit: https://www.pbs.org/articles/learn-about-and-celebrate-juneteenth