Groton makes Juneteenth an official town holiday

7 Apr 2022

Community Interest

Groton is making Juneteenth an official town holiday.

The Town Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to recognize Juneteenth on or near June 19 annually, noting that the council “wishes to support the holiday in recognition of the end of slavery in the United States” and has identified Groton "as a proactive municipality in the efforts of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

Juneteenth commemorates "the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Galveston, Texas, over two years after it was issued,” a town document states.

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