The City of Prattville to observe Memorial Day

Wreath-laying ceremony scheduled at courthouse on May 25

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Flags flying at Prattville City Hall - Photo by Marc Parker

Flags flying at Prattville City Hall - Photo by Marc Parker

Prattville – There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Autauga County Courthouse on Monday, May 25. The ceremony is at 11:00 that morning and both the City of Prattville and the American Legion Post 122 will participate.

“I urge our citizens to join me at this important event to remember all of our service men and women that are currently serving, and have served and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy every day,” said Mayor Jim Byard.

Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates U. S. men and women who died while in the military service. It was first enacted to honor Union soldiers of the Civil War and was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.

Prattville City offices will be closed May 25 in honor of the holiday. No garbage or trash will be collected. Monday and Tuesday’s garbage will be collected on Tuesday, May 2. Normal garbage and trash schedules will resume on Wednesday.

Article by Melissa Parker

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