Mayor Megan Barry Executive Order Number 035
THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY
MEGAN BARRY, MAYOR
Subject: Veterans Day Designated as Official Metropolitan Government Holiday
Whereas, on June 1, 1954, the United States Congress designated November 11th as a federal holiday to honor American veterans of all wars; and
Whereas, the Metropolitan Government employs more than six hundred veterans of the United States Armed Forces who placed their lives at risk to protect the freedoms enjoyed by those living in this country; and
Whereas, in order to recognize and honor our veterans of the Armed Forces, especially those who are Metropolitan Government employees, it is fitting and proper that Veterans Day be designated as an official holiday of the Metropolitan Government; and
Whereas, on May 10, 2016, the Metropolitan Civil Service Commission amended the Civil Service Rules to add Veterans Day to the list of official Metropolitan Government holidays.
I, Megan Barry, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me, do hereby find, direct, and order the following:
I. November 11 shall be an official holiday of the Metropolitan Government.
II. All employees not in the classified service shall be excused on Veterans Day without charge to leave, except those employees necessary to maintain essential operations of the government and employees of Nashville Electric Service, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Metropolitan Sports Authority, Metropolitan Hospital Authority, non-professional employees of the Board of Health, and elected officials. I hereby request that Nashville Electric Service, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Metropolitan Sports Authority, the Metropolitan Hospital Authority, the Board of Health, and elected officials also designate Veterans Day as an official holiday for their respective employees.
III. In the event Veterans Day falls on Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday by those employees working Monday through Friday. In the event Veterans Day falls on Saturday, the holiday will be observed on the Friday before by those employees working Monday through Friday.
ORDERED, EFFECTIVE AND ISSUED:
Metropolitan County Mayor
Date: May 31, 2016