City offices closing in observance of Memorial Day holiday

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In observance of Memorial Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017. Some recreational facilities and St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed. Rover, the City's public transportation system, will not run on Memorial Day, Monday, 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://www.murfreesborotn.gov/index.aspx?nid=808.

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 30.

Old Fort, Bloomfield Links and VA Golf Courses will be open for business Memorial Day. To contact the Golf Department, visit http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/Index.aspx?NID=147.

The Solid Waste Department will be closed Monday, May 29. There will be no garbage pick-up on Memorial Day. Monday's garbage pick-up will be Tuesday, May 30, and Tuesday's garbage pick-up will be Wednesday May 31.

On Saturday, May 27, 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 28, 2017. For more information on SRNB programming, call 615-893-9501.

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 30.

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