• Join Us Nov. 12, 2018, 11 AM
    For Our Murfreesboro
    Veterans Day Memorial Service

    Guest Speaker:
    Colonel John Cogbill
    Murfreesboro Veterans Day Col. John Cogbill Guest Speaker
  • Join Us
    Nov. 12, 2018, 11 AM

Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. Military Veterans ...formally started at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month since 1918

Highly Valued Traits That Veterans Possess! Discipline Flexibility Teamwork Leadership Commitment


Event Details November 12, 2018 - 11am

Guest Speaker

Colonel John B. Cogbill


Rutherford County Mayor
Murfreesboro City Mayor Shane McFarland

National Anthem

McFadden School
of Excellence

Music, Band

McFadden School of Excellence

Chairs, Wreath

Chairs: Woodfin Funeral Home, Murfreesboro
Wreath: Hudson Flower Shop, Murfreesboro

Sound System

Franklin Road Christian School Media Production

Master of Ceremony

Myra Simons, Director

Color Guard

101st Airborne Color Guard


Myra Simons is the Director of the Mufreesboro Veterans Day Celebration Service.


Always a special thanks to Photographer Gale Stoner for the Mufreesboro Veterans Day photos.

On-Air Programming

WGNS – Murfreesboro

Program Distribution

TN Composite Squadran TN005, Civil Air Patrol directed by David Stoner, Squadron Cmdr.

Website Design

GoHooper Web Design: www.MurfreesboroVeteransDay.com

Welcome & Recognition

Tim Lee LTC John Cogbill was commissioned as an Infantry officer from the United States Military Academy in 1994 and has held a variety of positions in both conventional and special operations units. John’s first assignment was as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 82nd Airborne Division. John then served two years in the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment as a Platoon Leader and Civil-Military Affairs Officer.

He is currently the Commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT).
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Our Local Dignitaries

Rutherford County Mayor
Murfreesboro City May, Shane McFarland
TN State Representative Tim Rudd
TN State Senator Shane Reeves
TN State Representative Bryan Terry
Murfreesboro City Council Members:
Madelyn Harris
Bill Shacklett
Eddie Smotherman
Stones River Battlefield, John McCay, Park Ranger
VA TN Valley Healthcare System Deputy Director, Suzanne Jene
Honor Flight of Middle TN – Board Member, Rob Moreland
Air National Guard, Murfreesboro - Sgt. First Class Jesus Moreno

Mission BBQ Mission BBQ – visit their truck and learn about their mission
POW/MIA Resolution
David Barlow- Navy, Vietnam Commander, American Legion Post 141

Paul Rayl – Air Force, Vietnam

Veterans - Our Heroes

"Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
— Winston Churchill

"Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause."
— Abraham Lincoln

Murfreesboro Veterans Day Service

The Murfreesboro Veterans Day Service is set for Friday, November 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. This is our 22 year!! The service is held each year on the Murfreesboro Square on the corner near the War Memorial monument at the Rutherford County Courthouse.

This is our 22 year!

This will be a truly inspiring uplifting event that will lift your heart in patriotism and love of country. Please spread the word and let's celebrate our veterans together this year - Friday, November 12, 2018 downtown Murfreesboro on the square at 11:00am.

Event History

Mrs. Elsie Stem started this program in 1996 over 22 years ago. Her beloved husband was a veteran and she did an excellent job for all those years through 2011. At that time, she turned the program over to a new director Myra Simons. Myra considers it an honor to follow in her footsteps!

Event Location

Event Time

  • November 12, 2018 - 11am