East Ridge Observes Memorial Day With Annual Ceremony; Announces Sanitation Schedule

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

On Monday, beginning at 1:30 p.m., the Annual East Ridge Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at Pioneer Frontier Park, beside East Ridge City Hall.

This annual tradition honors those that have served in any branch of the military who died while on active duty. The American Legion Post 95, located in East Ridge, spearheads this event along with City personnel and the Crestwood Garden Club.

City offices and non-essential services, which include the City Library, will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

For those who have sanitation trash pickup on Monday, their trash will be picked up on Tuesday. Please make sure trash carts are to the curb by Monday evening to ensure pickup. There will be no brush or bulk item pickups for the week of May 27.

For a location map and calendar of Sanitation services, visit www.eastridgetn.gov or this direct link to the sanitation homepage: http://eastridgetn.gov/Government/Departments/Sanitation.aspx


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