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City Remembers Veterans’ Sacrifice on Memorial Day

City offices will be closed Monday, May 27

Post Date:05/23/2019 2:05 PM

The Wilson Committee on Patriotism will hold its annual Memorial Day service, beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, in front of the Wilson County Courthouse, 112 Nash St. W.

Lance Corporal Duncan S. Mathis, a Marine who was wounded while serving in Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker. He will be introduced by his mother, Theresa Mathis in the Wilson Human Relations Office.

The service will include the usual mix of patriotic music and observances. The chorus of Sallie B. Howard School, led by music teacher Manuel Martinez, will perform several songs. The junior ROTCs of Beddingfield, Fike and Hunt high schools will conduct flag rituals. Saxophonist Willie Dupree will perform the National Anthem.

Veterans and their families will be invited to have a hotdog lunch after the event.

City of Wilson offices, including the customer service business office and recreation centers, will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Wilson Transit will also not run Monday.

Trash and recycling pickups normally scheduled for Monday will be picked up Tuesday, May 28. Tuesday routes will likewise be delayed one day.

Any questions about environmental services may be answered at 399-2424.

Anyone wanting to pay a bill have three options Monday:

  • Doing so online at;
  • Using the automated system at 399-2200; or
  • Leaving payments in the dropbox at the customer service center on Nash Street.

Customer service may be reached during business hours at 399-2200.

All emergency services will operate on normal schedules.

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