• Join Us Nov. 11, 2019, 11 AM
    For Our Murfreesboro
    Veterans Day Memorial Service

    Guest Speaker:
    Major General Hickman
    Murfreesboro Veterans Day Major General William B. Hickman United States Army, Guest Speaker
  • Join Us
    Nov. 11, 2019, 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

JOIN US FOR THIS VETERANS DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE


Event Details November 11, 2019 - 11am

Guest Speaker

Major General William Hickman
US ARMY

Welcome

Rutherford County Mayor
Mayor Bill Ketron & Murfreesboro City Mayor Shane McFarland

National Anthem

Sophia Scheel
with the Heimermann Children's Choir

Invocation

Master Sgt. Bill Campbell, Marines 67-68

Pledge of Allegiance

Andrew Farrer, Coordinator, Irreverent Warriors

Veterans Flags Represented

American Legion
Nat’l Soc. Sons of the American Revolution
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam War 50th Anniv. Commemoration
POW/MIA

POW/MIA Resolution

David Barlow – Veteran, Naval Aviation, 1969-73

Roll Call of War Memorial Monument Veterans

Murfreesboro Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Master of Ceremony

Major Rick Womick, US Air Force, 24 years retired, F-15 Fighter Pilot and Instructor

Presenting the Colors

Riverdale High School Jr. ROTC Color Guard Director: Col. Michael Swartz. Retirement of Colors – Riverdale High School Jr ROTC Color Guard

Playing of Taps

Lauren Spencer, Franklin Road Baptist Church Orchestra

Director

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

Photographer

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

On-Air Programming

WGNS – Murfreesboro

Wreath

Hudson Flower Shop, Murfreesboro

Website Design

GoHooper Web Design: www.MurfreesboroVeteransDay.com

Welcome & Recognition

Major General William B. Hickman United States Army (Retired Maj. Gen. William B. Hickman completed 36 years of service, retiring on 1 Nov 2019. His last assignment was the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy for the NATO Allied Transformation Command, Norfolk, VA.

His previous staff assignments include Executive Officer to the Commander, International Security Assistance Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan and Executive Officer to the Commander, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
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Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron
Murfreesboro City Mayor Shane McFarland
TN State Senator Shane Reeves
TN State Representative Tim Rudd
TN State Representative Mike Sparks
Murfreesboro City Council Members:
Rick LaLance
Ronnie Martin
Bill Shacklett
Eddie Smotherman
Madeline Harris-Scales
Col. Jeffrey Davidson, Former Dep. to the Mayor, Murfreesboro
Stones River Battlefield, John McCay, Park Ranger
VA Veteran Home: Tracy Marsteller
TN Valley Healthcare Sys: Ms. Jennifer Vedral-Baro, President
Honor Flight of Middle TN: Rob Moreland, US Army, 1st Lt.
Veterans Service Officer: Dominick Grimaldi, MSSW
TN Society Daughters of the American Revolution:
Vietnam War Commemoration - Andrea Calfee, Vice Chair
POW/MIA Resolution
David Barlow – Veteran, Naval Aviation, 1969-73
American Legion
Nat’l Soc. Sons of the American Revolution
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam War 50th Anniv. Commemoration
POW/MIA

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 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. This is our 23 year!! The service will be held on the 2nd Floor Courtroom, Rutherford County Courthouse, Downtown Murfreesboro on the Murfreesboro City Square.

This is our 23 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, 2019 2nd Floor Courtroom, Rutherford County Courthouse, Downtown Murfreesboro on the Murfreesboro City Square at 11:00am.

Event History

Mrs. Elsie Stem started this program in 1996 over 23 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, 2019 - 11am