On Juneteenth (June 19, 2021), Lansdowne Borough celebrated by holding a Flag Raising on Borough Greene with special guest Dr. Monica Taylor from Delaware County Council. In our resolution to celebrate Juneteenth, we called on Congress and the Senate to recognize this day as a National Holiday. This week both the House and Senate have since overwhelmingly, in a bipartisan way, supported Juneteenth as a holiday. President Biden on Thursday, June 17, signed a bill to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Federal employees observed the holiday for the first time on Friday, June 18.
On June 19, 2021, Lansdowne Borough Council Members and Mayor Tony Campuzano joined residents to raise the Juneteenth Flag on the Borough Greene. View the pictures and videos that were taken at the event...
Watch the Video HERE
Pictured at left are: Dr. Monica Taylor, County Council, Mayor Tony Campuzano, Griffin Miller, Jr. Borough Councilmember Nhaomi Lartey, Lansdowne Borough Councilmember Tangela James; Lansdowne Borough Councilmember Sinoe Naji-Taylor and Council President Benjamin Hover