• Join Us Nov. 11, 2016, 11 AM
    For Our Murfreesboro
    Veterans Day Memorial Service

    Guest Speaker:
    Chaplain Lt. Col., Paul Gunn
    Murfreesboro Veterans Day Paul Gunn Guest Speaker
  • Join Us
    Nov. 11, 2016, 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 11, 2016 - 11am

Honored Guest

Chaplain, Lt. Col., Paul Gunn
USAF Reserve

National Anthem

Oakland High School Chamber Choir
Directed by Matthew Clark

Music, Ensemble

The Oakland High School Chamber Choir

Music, Band

The Siegel High School Trumpeteers

Master of Ceremony

Mr. Joe Crawford

Color Guard

The 626th Support Battalion of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team 101st Airborne Division


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 Chaplain, Lt. Col., Paul Gunn, USAF Reserve...says “It is a joy serving you in uniform!” As a chaplain Lt. Col. Gunn advocates for the free exercise of religion and advise commanders accordingly. He became a Christian when he was a boy. His original plan was to be an active duty chaplain in the Army. Eventually, God’s direction in his life took him to full time church ministry and the Air Force Reserve. All chaplains must have ecclesiastical endorsement. My endorser is the North American Mission Board. Read More
Our Local Dignitaries

Bill Shacklett
Eddie Smotherman
County Mayor Ernest Burgess
City Mayor Shane McFarland
Veterans Flag Presentation with Smyrna Composite Squadran TN005
Purple Heart - Frank Hayes, WWII Disabled
Disabled American Veterans - Ed Reader, American Legion, Wounded and POW
American Legion Charles Griffith,
Veterans of Foreign Wars - George Hagglund, Veteran, Vietnam
Vietnam War Commeration - John Calfee, Jr., Veteran, Vietnam

POW/MIA Resolution - Preston McKinney, US Army, Persian Gulf War
POW/MIA Drape - Michael Gifford, US Army, 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 Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. This is our 20th 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 20th 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 11, 2016 downtown Murfreesboro on the square at 11:00am.

Event History

Mrs. Elsie Stem started this program in 1996 over 19 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 11, 2016 - 11am