The Town of Hanover, Massachusetts is committed to recognizing and commemorating Juneteenth National Independence Day. This federal holiday is a time to reflect on African American history and especially how slavery affected our community and nation. All Hanover town and school buildings will display the Juneteenth flag this weekend and on Monday, June 20th.
Juneteenth marks the anniversary announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas. Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.
Observance and Closures
In observance of Juneteenth, Hanover Public Schools will be closed on June 20, 2022.
Normally scheduled hours will resume on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.