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City offices will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. However, sanitation routes will run as scheduled. Please have bins to the curb by 6 a.m.
The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Limestone County Event Center.
In addition, burial services will be held for a Limestone County native killed at Pear Harbor. According to The News-Courier, Water Tender 2nd Class Edgar D. Gross, a native of the Carriger community, was one of 415 Navy crew and 14 Marines who died on the USS Oklahoma when the ship was attacked by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941.
Stephen Gross said he will receive the remains of his great-uncle Edgar Gross on Friday, May 24, at Huntsville International Airport. The remains will then be taken to Limestone Chapel Funeral Home, where visitation is tentatively scheduled for 1–5 p.m., Sunday, May 26. The Gross family plans to attend the annual Memorial Day observance at the Limestone County Event Center on Monday, May 27. Edgar Gross' remains will be transported past the Event Center to Cherry Grove Baptist Church, 6530 Cherry Grove Road, Athens, which is where the funeral will be held, starting at 1 p.m.