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Strasburg honors Juneteenth

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Strasburg Town Council voted to make Jun. 18 a paid holiday for town staff in honor of Juneteenth.

The date is recognized as the day the  last slaves in America were freed in 1865.

Jun. 18 was chosen as a holiday as June 19 falls on a Sat. this year.

The Strasburg Museum hopes to open a display on the town’s historic black schools on July 4 weekend.

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