• Join Us Nov. 10, 2017, 11 AM
    For Our Murfreesboro
    Veterans Day Memorial Service

    Guest Speaker:
    Colonel Jim Scalf
    Murfreesboro Veterans Day Jim Scalf Guest Speaker
  • Join Us
    Nov. 10, 2017, 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 10, 2017 - 11am

Guest Speaker

Colonel Jim Scalf
United States War College

National Anthem

Faith Gleyze with
FRCS High School Band

Music, Ensemble

Faith Glyeze - “God Bless America”
Franklin Road Christian School High School Band Directed by: Mr. Bobby Lyles
Faith Glyeze, Cheyanna Walker, Rayna Walker “In God We Still Trust”
Playing Taps: Josh Stanczak, Franklin Road Christian School

Music, Band

Faith Gleyze with
FRCS High School Band

Master of Ceremony

Mr. Joe Crawford

Color Guard

Riverdale Junior ROTC Directed by: Col. Michael Schwartz
Retirement of colors: Riverdale High School Junior ROTC


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.

Welcome & Recognition

Tim Lee Colonel Jim Scalf is a Tennessee National Guardsman serving as the Senior National Guard Advisor, Faculty Instructor and Course Director for the United States Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA. His command assignments include: 43 months as Commander, A Troop (Apache), 1/278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Cleveland, TN.

He is married to his wife of 29 years, Patti and they have 3 sons-Zachary, Philip and Joseph
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Our Local Dignitaries

County Mayor Ernest Burgess
City Mayor Shane McFarland
TN State Senator Jim Tracy
Murfreesboro City Council Members:
Madelyn Harris, Bill Shacklett, Eddie Smotherman
Stones River Battlefield
John McCay, Park Ranger
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
Ms. Vedral-Baron
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 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. This is our 21 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 21 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 10, 2017 downtown Murfreesboro on the square at 11:00am.

Event History

Mrs. Elsie Stem started this program in 1996 over 20 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 10, 2017 - 11am