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Brewer rings in 1st official Juneteenth celebration following designation as federal holiday 

Maine’s first Juneteenth celebration since President Joe Biden declared the day as a federal holiday on June 17 was held Friday at Chamberlain Freedom Park in Brewer. Juneteenth commemorates the date that Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, and informed residents that slavery was outlawed two years earlier when President Abraham […]