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"Wreaths Across America" Honors Vets Saturday

A record turnout at noon on Saturday, as over 1,300 tombstones marked with Wreaths Across America at the Stones River National Battlefield.

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Volunteers Needed for Headstone Cleaning at Local National Battlefield
Volunteers Needed for Headstone Cleaning at Local National Battlefield

The National Trust for Historic Preservation's HOPE Crew, a program connecting people to preservation trades and breathing new life into historic landmarks, has announced an expert-led, volunteer-driven, and hands-on project at Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro to clean and preserve the site's nationally significant headstones.

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"Wreaths Across America" Honored Fallen Soldiers

The moving Wreaths Across America tribute to veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice was held at noon this past Saturday at the Stones River National Cemetery.

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Battlefield Visitors Center Will Have Consistent Hours 7 Days Per Week
Battlefield Visitors Center Will Have Consistent Hours 7 Days Per Week

Beginning Monday, May 22nd, the Stones River National Battlefield visitor center will have consistent hours seven days a week. It will open to the public at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. daily.

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Decoration Day at Stones River National Battlefield
Decoration Day at Stones River National Battlefield

The second annual 'Decoration Day' at the Stones River National Battlefield was a huge success. It was held last Saturday (May 6th, 2017).

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Murfreesboro Residents Speak Out on Rezoning Near Stones River National Battlefield
Murfreesboro Residents Speak Out on Rezoning Near Stones River National Battlefield

City council met Thursday night to discuss possible rezoning along Wilkinson Pike and Greshampark Drive.

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Murfreesboro Residents Speak Out Against TrustPoint Hospital Plan
Murfreesboro Residents Speak Out Against TrustPoint Hospital Plan

City Council held a public hearing Thursday night to discuss the possible expansion of TrustPoint Hospital that will add almost 400 jobs, and was met with some angry residents.

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Giant Birthday Bash At Stones River Battlefield
Giant Birthday Bash At Stones River Battlefield

At 1:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon (8/25/2016) the Stones River National Battlefield was filled with historical speakers, cheering supporters, and birthday cake.

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History of the National Parks Service and How it Impacted Murfreesboro
History of the National Parks Service and How it Impacted Murfreesboro

Did you know that the the War Department once managed the Stones River National Battlefield park in Murfreesboro? It is now under the guidance of the National Park Service?

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The Smoke In Air Is
The Smoke In Air Is "Prescribed Fire" At Battlefield

What's all that smoke in the air? Stones River National Battlefield's Chief of Operations Gib Backlund told NewsRadio WGNS that they continue the practice of prescribed fires.

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Wreaths Across America Saturday at Stones River National Battlefield
Wreaths Across America Saturday at Stones River National Battlefield

Wreaths Across America honors our fallen Military hero's by placing a simple wreath at the grave of a Veteran in remembrance of their service to the Nation.

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October is
October is "Share Our Past Heritage Month"

During the month of October, join Stones River National Battlefield and its partners for programs featuring Murfreesboro and Rutherford County's role in our nation's history.

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Stones River Battlefield Needs Scouts For Memorial Day

Stones River National Battlefield and Cemetery will host a series of events this coming weekend to commemorate Memorial Day in 2014.

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Don't Panic: Set burn at the Stones River Battlefield
Don't Panic: Set burn at the Stones River Battlefield

WGNS has received multiple phone calls about the fires. This is a planned Fire Management burn at the battlefield. 

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What Does the Federal Government Shutdown Mean for You?
What Does the Federal Government Shutdown Mean for You?

In what ways is the federal government shutdown affecting Rutherford Countians? If you have plans to visit the Stones River National Battlefield, it's closed. For those students who have field trips planned, for those who visit the park for its scenery, you can't. The park is closed. 

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