Celebrating Juneteenth Freedom Day

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, 2021, is the oldest known commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day in 1865 that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, the last of the former Confederate states to abolish slavery, finally heard that the Civil War had ended, and learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had made them free nearly two years earlier.

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The blue and red banner with a bursting star in the middle is the Juneteenth Flag. Learn more about it's contained symbolism, how it came to be by clicking here.
Governor Ralph Northam today proclaimed June 19, 2020 as Juneteenth Freedom Day, calling all Virginians to observance and encouraging them to join in commemorative events throughout the Commonwealth.

June 2021: LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Governor Ralph Northam has proclaimed June as Pride Month in Virginia to celebrate the Commonwealth’s LGBTQ+ communities, their achievements and contributions, and their fight for inclusion and equality. 

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Virginians are encouraged to participate in events celebrating the Commonwealth’s diversity, recognizing the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community.

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