Flag raised over City Hall in honor of Juneteenth this weekend

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A flag was raised Friday morning at City Hall ahead of this weekend’s annual Juneteenth Festival.

The festival commemorates the day in 1865 when soldiers brought word to Galveston, Texas that American slaves were free and their freedom would be enforced. 

There will be an ancestral dinner Friday night and of course, the festival this weekend.

Expect closures around Clinton Square on Saturday.
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