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June 18, 2021, All Day @ Town of Yarmouth
Juneteenth is recognized each year on June 19. On that day in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger and his Union troops landed in Galveston, TX and announced that the Civil War had ended. Major General Gordon read a proclamation declaring that all enslaved people were free. The first Juneteenth was celebrated a year later in Texas and today is recognized across the country to mark this important milestone (Governor's Press Office, 2020). Town offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, in honor of the holiday.