Atlanta Midtown - Memorial Day Changes Solid Waste Schedule

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Atlanta Midtown -

Memorial Day Changes Solid Waste Schedule

 

 

 

In Atlanta Midtown and other City neighborhoods, all Solid Waste Residential Collections will be delayed one day due to the Department closing down 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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