Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Memorial Day closures set for May 27


Memorial Day is a federal holiday that commemorates the men and women who have died while serving in the military for the United States of America.

Formally known as Decoration Day, it’s a federal holiday observed yearly on the last Monday of May.

The history of Memorial Day dates back to the American Civil War. It started as an event to honor soldiers who had died during the war. It is said to be inspired by the way people in the southern states honored the dead.

The original national celebration of Decoration Day took place on May 30, 1868.

Businesses and governmental offices across Coryell County will join the rest of the nation on Monday, May 27, in celebrating Memorial Day.

Closings in the immediate area include:


The City of Gatesville, the City of Oglesby, the City of Evant, the Coryell County Courthouse, and the Farm Service Agency will be closed on Monday.


All local schools will have finished the school year. The Boys and Girls Club will be closed.


Extraco Bank, Cadence Bank, Educator’s Credit Union, and the First National Bank of Gatesville, Evant, and Oglesby will be closed on Monday.


All local post offices will be closed on Monday.


The Gatesville Public Library will be closed on Monday.


The Gatesville Senior and Multi-Service Center will be closed on Monday.


The Coryell County Museum and Historical Center will be closed on Monday.


The Gatesville Messenger will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day and will re-open on Tuesday, May 28.