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Posted on: June 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] County Recognizes Juneteenth as Holiday


FREDERICK, Md. – Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced that county government agencies will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

“Frederick County has celebrated Juneteenth with proclamation ceremonies for years, and I am pleased to now honor the occasion as an official holiday,” Executive Gardner said. “As a nation, we must continue to work toward ensuring freedom and justice for all Americans,”

 Congress has passed S. 475, bipartisan legislation recognizing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day. In addition, Executive Gardner issued a proclamation and prepared a video message.

The following County services will CONTINUE on Friday, June 18:

  • Frederick County Public Libraries will be open.
  • The Reichs Ford Road landfill and recycling center will be open.
  • Parks and Recreation programming will take place as scheduled.
  • TransIT will offer regular service.
  • Meals on Wheels and Groceries for Seniors will be delivered to participants as scheduled.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Oak Street will be open for appointments and for walk-in service. The vaccine hotline (301-600-7900) will be available for callers.


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