The Murphy Cemetery Assoc. is holding its annual Memorial Day observance at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Decatur-Maxwell-Murphy Cemetery, located behind Murphy Middle School. Visitors are asked to bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited.
Tours of the cemetery begin at 9 a.m. with Murphy Middle School Historians presenting the military history of thirteen (13) Confederate Veterans, one (1) Union Veteran, one (1) Black Hawk War Veteran and one (1) WWI Veteran at the respective graves.
The program will begin at 10 am with the presentation of the colors by Boy Scout Troop 1776.
Guest speakers include Murphy resident Scott Bradley, mayor pro tem of the Murphy City Council, and Murphy resident Elizabeth McCormick will also speak.
After the speeches, the W.H.L. Wells Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans will perform a military roll call and fire a 21-gun salute to all veterans in attendance.
The Ladies of the Black Rose will then place roses on the graves of veterans buried in the
Visitors are asked to park in the parking lots closest to the Maxwell Creek Park pavilion, located at the end of the road between Murphy Middle School and Kimbrough Stadium, off of North Murphy Road. Handicap parking will be available on the grass near the trail to the cemetery.
The public is welcome to attend. For more information about the Memorial Day service, go to the Murphy Cemetery Association’s website at decaturmaxwellmurphycemetery.org.
Moonlight Movies will feature “Big Hero 6” at the Murphy Amphitheater at 7 p.m. In the event of rain, the movie will be moved inside. Check the city website for details.
Collin County Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Murphy City Hall parking lot. They will feature over 25 vendors with products ranging from grass fed beef to local honey. The event will go on unless severe storms are in the forecast. Check collincountyfarmersmarket.org for details.