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ACT NO. 201

(H.432)

Juneteenth National Freedom Day

This act designates the third Saturday in June as Juneteenth National Freedom Day. This day will be a state commemorative, but not legal, state holiday. The holiday recognizes the issuance and public reading of General Order No. 3 (the Emancipation Proclamation declaring that all slaves are free) on June 19, 1865.

Effective Date: July 1, 2008.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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