Juneteenth – Government Offices CLOSED

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, is a significant day in American history. It marks the moment in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce that the Civil War had ended and that enslaved people were now free. This was more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Today, Juneteenth is all about celebrating African American culture, resilience, and the long journey toward freedom and equality. It’s a time for everyone to come together, reflect on history, and recognize the contributions of African Americans to our society.

In honor of Juneteenth, many government offices close for the day, including City Utilities, post offices, and some banks. This not only highlights the importance of the holiday but also gives government workers and the public a chance to join in on the celebrations and educational events. Be mindful of these closures as you’re planning your Wednesday!

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