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Bangor City Council officially recognizes Juneteenth as established city holiday

Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 10:21 PM EST
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Bangor City Council officially recognized Juneteenth as a recognized and established holiday in the city.

Councilors voted 8-0 to mark the holiday for city personnel, following a 3-0 recommendation by the Government Operations Committee.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. and was adopted as a state and federal holiday in 2021.

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