Memorial Day, flags posted at Stones River National Cemetery

In observance of Memorial Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018. Some recreational facilities and St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed Saturday May 26 and Memorial Day. Rover, the City’s public transportation system, will not run on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

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 29.

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

The Solid Waste Department will be closed Monday, May 28. There will be no garbage pick-up on Memorial Day. Monday’s garbage pick-up will be Tuesday, May 29, and Tuesday’s garbage pick-up will be Wednesday May 30.

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On Saturday, May 26, 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. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day special living history programs will bring the cemetery’s stories of sacrifice to life. The SRNB Memorial Day program will be at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 27, 2017. For more information on SRNB programming, call 615-893-9501.

The Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro hosts the 10th Annual Healing Field Flags of Remembrance, May 26-28, posting flags on the field next to First United Methodist Church on Thompson Lane. Citizens are encouraged to purchase, post and decorate their flag in honor or memory of a personal hero. 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 29.

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