MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Juneteenth flag celebrating the a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. will fly over the Wisconsin Capitol for the first time in state history, Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday.
The Juneteenth flag will fly over the Capitol's east wing on Friday, replacing the rainbow gay pride flag for one day. That flag is up all month and flew for the first time in Wisconsin history last year. The U.S. flag and Wisconsin state flag will continue flying on the same flagpole above the Juneteenth flag. The POW-MIA flag will continue flying on a different flagpole as it does every day, Evers' office said.