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City of Gainesville Observes Fourth of July  Holiday

Press release from the City of Gainesville

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, city offices will be closed Monday, July 4.

The Regional Transit System (RTS) will provide its holiday service, which runs between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., to routes 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 20, 26, 35, 43, 75, and 711. Please visit the RTS website for more information.

Residential curbside collection for garbage, recycling, and yard trash will not be picked up on the holiday, and will delayed by one day for the rest of the week. 

Hunter and Mickle Pools will be open regular hours on the holiday (10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Hunter Pool and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mickle Pool).  

  • The accompanying picture and the City of Gainesville celebrating Independence Day is quite the paradox.

    They do NOTHING to form a more perfect union. NOTHING to establish justice. NOTHING to insure domestic tranquility. NOTHING to provide for the common defence. NOTHING to promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.

    INSTEAD, they choose to promote division and racism, agitation, harm to the residents, inact policies to put people on welfare, and take away our liberties and posterity with their draconian rules and utility rate increases.

    Hope all of you Democrats are loving those chains of “freedom.”

  • loc.gov: “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” went through a number of versions in the years immediately before the Civil War. Its tune and its early lyrics were written by William Steffe about 1856. On November 18, 1861, Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was inspired to write a poem that began “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.” Her poem, which was published in the Atlantic Monthly in February 1862 soon became the song known as “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

  • maybe they should trade the 4th of July with May Day since their Philosophy is more in line with Beijing or Pyongyang.

  • Will they be setting off fireworks? Pets don’t like them…

  • They can’t actually bring themselves to say Independence Day holiday.

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