Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4:30pm


Abbot Hall Lawn
188 Washington St.
Marblehead, MA 01945
United States

The annual Juneteenth commemoration marks the day when Union General Gordon Granger reached Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved people were free. That day - June 19, 1865 - was more than two years after Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Lincoln.
Juneteenth has long been celebrated by Black communities, both locally and nationwide. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the state’s first Black governor, signed a proclamation in 2007 to recognize Juneteenth.
Marblehead will host a ceremony to raise the Juneteenth flag by Marine Cadets. The event begins at 4:30 with activities for families on the lawn, followed by the formal ceremony at 5:00 featuring Marblehead Public Schools students.