City to Observe Memorial Day


CONTACT: Teresa Lee, or 334-595-0102

May 11, 2015

In observance of Memorial Day, the City of Prattville will join American Legion Post 122 in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Autauga County Courthouse at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015. Mayor Gillespie will say a few words at the event honoring our nation's service members who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Also participating in the event will be the American Legion Post 122 Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Post 1349, and the VFW Post 1349 Ladies Auxiliary. American Legion Post 122 Commander Jim Pilgrim and VFW Post 1349 Commander Janice Harris will both also speak on behalf of their veterans. Willie Rogers, Commander of the 32nd District of Alabama American Legion, will emcee the event.

"While this holiday is the unofficial beginning of summer for many, Memorial Day, first known as 'Decoration Day' in 1866, signifies a time that we honor our patriots who gave their lives in service of their country with a commemoration of what they have done for us," said Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. "Please join me in paying respect to these heroes, as is the reason for this observance."

The City of Prattville will fly all flags at half-staff from sunrise until noon. This unique custom honors the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country for the morning. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.

City offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of the holiday. No Household Garbage or Residential Yard Trash will be collected.

All Monday and Tuesday Household Garbage routes will be collected on Tuesday, May 26th. Wednesday-Friday Household Garbage routes will be collected as normally scheduled.

Monday's Residential Yard Trash service will be collected on Tuesday, May 26th. On Wednesday, May 27th, Sanitation will collect all Tuesday and begin Wednesday Residential Yard Trash routes. On Thursday, May 28th, they will finish Wednesday and begin Thursday Residential Yard Trash routes. On Friday, May 29th, crews will finish Thursday and complete Friday Residential Yard Trash routes.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Sanitation services, please call 334.595.0621 or 334.595.0481.