Atlanta Buckhead - Memorial Day Changes Solid Waste Schedule

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Atlanta Buckhead -
Memorial Day Changes Solid Waste Schedule 



In Atlanta Buckhead Midtown Westside and other neighborhoods, Solid Waste Residential Collections will be delayed one day due to the Department closing down all services to celebrate Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020.  


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 What is the significance of Memorial Day?

 First known as Decoration Day, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, designated the observance on May 5, 1868. He called for a nationwide day of remembrance later that month. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed.

As time passed, and other wars occurred, the name was changed to Memorial Day. In 1968, one hundred years later, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which went into effect in January of 1971. The Monday dates this Act established are:


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Comments (6)

Joseph Doohan
Joseph Doohan - Las Vegas, NV
I offer business strategy advice for realtors

Thank you for taking the time to keep us posted and up to date. Wishing you a great day ahead! Take care.

May 21, 2020 03:06 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lynn. Yep, a holiday requires a different schedule. Enjoy your day!

May 21, 2020 04:58 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is good information for those in your area, it would be a bummer to put the trash out on the wrong day and have to wait another week.

May 21, 2020 06:29 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn this is good information.  The holidays always mess me up with my pick-up.

May 21, 2020 08:47 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Lynn B. Friedman - I hope that you have a happy and safe Memorial Day and a day to remember.

May 23, 2020 06:16 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I never realized that memorial day at one time was decoration day.

happy Thursday morning it looks to be a great day Lynn B. Friedman 

Jul 16, 2020 07:29 AM