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City offices closing in observance of Memorial Day holiday

In observance of Memorial Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019. Some recreational facilities and St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed Saturday May 25 and Memorial Day. Rover, the City’s public transportation system, will not run on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

The Solid Waste Department will be closed Monday, May 27. There will be no garbage pick-up on Memorial Day. Monday’s garbage pick-up will be Tuesday, May 28, and Tuesday’s garbage pick-up will be Wednesday May 29.

Boro Beach, Sports*Com’s outdoor pool, will be open from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and Adams Tennis Complex will be open from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Memorial Day. For Schedule of Fees and Hours for Adams Complex, visit http://tn-murfreesboro2.civicplus.com/807/Adams-Tennis-Complex.

Barfield Crescent Wilderness Station, Cannonsburgh Village, McFadden Community Center, Patterson Park Community Center, Sports*Com and Bradley Academy Museum will be closed. Parks & Recreation facilities will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 28.

OId Fort, Bloomfield Links and VA Golf Courses will be open for business Memorial Day. To contact the Golf Department, visit https://www.oldfortgolfclub.com/.

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019, the Rutherford County Archaeological Society will host a Public Open Day at “Murfreesboro’s Historic Old City Cemetery” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at East Vine and S. Maney streets. Flags and signs will mark the historic graves and memorials of soldiers from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. RCAS staff will be available to answer questions and provide information about founding families, the site of the Old First Presbyterian Church, political significance and use during the Civil War. Participants should be advised that restroom facilities and drinking water will not be available at the location.

On Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m., scouting and other youth groups are invited to place flags on more than 7,000 headstones in Stones River National Cemetery. The SRNB Memorial Day program will be at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2019. For more information on SRNB programming, call 615-893-9501 or visit https://www.nps.gov/stri/index.htm.

The Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro hosts the 11th Annual Healing Field of Honor, May 27-29, posting flags on the field next to First United Methodist Church, 265 West Thompson Lane. Citizens are encouraged to purchase, post and decorate their flag in honor or memory of a personal hero. To order a flag, call 615-641-0121 or Visit www.noonexchange.org.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.

City Hall business will resume regular hours of operation, which are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, May 28.

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