Juneteenth Flag to fly over WI State Capitol Building

Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday that the Juneteenth flag will fly at the State Capitol Friday in celebration of the holiday.

Juneteenth is celebrated annually on June 19 and commemorates the end of slavery in America on that date in 1865.

This will be the first time the Juneteenth flag has flown at the State capitol building in state history.

The Rainbow Pride Flag will be temporarily removed but will fly again over the East wing on Saturday. The U.S. flag and Wisconsin flag will continue to fly on the East wing flagpole above the Juneteenth flag. The POW-MIA flag will continue flying on the North wing flagpole as it does every day.

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State Capitol Madison, Wisconsin

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