MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – City Hall and other City offices will be closed Friday, Nov 11, 2022, in observance of Veterans Day, a day to honor the heroism and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. The City holiday closings include St. Clair Street Senior Center. Murfreesboro Transit, the City’s public transportation system, will not run November 11th.
City Golf courses, Old Fort, VA, and Bloomfield Links will remain open regular hours on Veterans Day.
Adams Tennis Complex will be open regular hours Friday, November 11th from 8 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department Main Office along with McFadden Community Center, Patterson Park Community Center, Sports*Com, Wilderness Station, Cannonsburgh, Bradley Academy Museum, will be closed Veterans Day.
Garbage pick-up will be on a holiday schedule. The Solid Waste Department will be moving Friday’s garbage pick-up to Thursday, November 10th. Thursday routes will be moved to Wednesday November 9th.
Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center will be hosting a Drive Thru Luncheon for veterans, beginning at 12 Noon-2 p.m., Friday, November 11th, 2022, at the Bradley Academy Museum, 415 S. Academy St. For more information, contact Vonchelle Stembridge at 615-962-8773.
On the MTSU campus, the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at is partnering with Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center in Hendersonville, Tennessee, to host a 60-piece art exhibit — “Vietnam: 2 Soldiers, 2 Artists, 2 Journeys Then and Now” — starting Friday, November 11th, in the second-floor lobby of Keathley University Center and continuing through the end of the fall semester. Free and open to the public. Artists’ reception will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 21st, in the KUC venue and Daniels Center. It is the story of two brave soldiers (David Wright and Chuck Creasy, both from Gallatin, Tenn.) who battled their way into the world of art, trading the tools of war for the tools of the trade. Contact center Director Hilary Miller (Hilary.Miller@mtsu.edu) to schedule a visit, parking pass or for more information.
The 40th annual Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces game between the MT Blue Raiders and Charlotte 49ers will be played at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12th, and feature static displays, an 11 a.m. memorial service, noon pregame picnic, presentation of the Joe Nunley Award, tailgating, 12:15 p.m. Raider Walk in Walnut Grove and more. Free tickets for veterans, active military personnel and their families by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/mphwwvxt.
Veterans Day is an official U.S. holiday which honors men and women who have served in the armed forces during all wars. It is a federal holiday that is observed each year in the U.S on November 11th. Veterans Day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918.
In 1919, the first Armistice Day commemoration, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” Armistice Day and Remembrance Day are holidays celebrated in other parts of the world that also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.