Today is June 19th also know as Juneteenth. It is a day that commemorates June 19, 1865 the day that Black Americans in Galveston Texas were first told they were free from slavery, nearly two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

June 19th is a federal holiday and became a state holiday, after being signed into law on June 10, 2021. This year, 2024 will be the 3rdyear that it is celebrated in Maine.

Because June 19th is a State and Federal Holiday all non-essential government offices will be closed  There will be no US Postal Service delivery.

The Ellsworth Commemoration will take place this afternoon, June 19th from 3 to 7 p.m.. at Ellsworth's Knowlton Park. This FREE event, will feature music, exhibits, vendors, speakers and activities. There will be delicious free food!

In case you can't be there in person, you can watch the live videostream HERE

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