Murfreesboro City Hall and other City offices will be closed Monday, Nov 12, 2018, 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 Saturday Nov. 10 and Monday, Nov. 12. Rover, the City’s public transportation system, will not run Nov. 12.
City Golf courses, Old Fort and VA, will remain open on Monday. Adams Tennis Complex will be open regular hours Monday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department Main Office will be closed Monday, Nov.12 along with Wilderness Station, Bradley Academy Museum and Cannonsburgh. All other parks and recreation facilities will be open Monday, including Adams Tennis Complex. All facilities will be closed on Sunday, Nov. 11, except Adams Tennis Complex.
Garbage pick-up will be on a holiday schedule. The Solid Waste Department will be moving Monday’s garbage pick-up to Tuesday, Nov. 13. Tuesday’s garbage pick-up moves to Wednesday, Nov. 14. Holiday signs will be posted on routes.
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 Nov. 11. 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.