Veterans Day Activities Announced

Veterans Day Activities Announced

DSC03048Dan Hervey, Chairman of the McPherson Area Veterans Committee, released details for Veterans Day activities to be held in McPherson on Monday, November 11, 2013. The day will begin with a free breakfast sponsored by Harden Hospice Care of Kansas for veterans and guest at the Legion Hall from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. Reservations should be called in to 620-245-0891. Weather permitting, a parade will begin at 10:30 AM in front of the American Legion and proceed down Main to Marlin to Walnut to Woodside to Mulberry and end at the Park Dept. Bldg. (old National Guard Armory). A ceremony inside the old drill hall will follow the parade at 11:00 am. KNGL/KBBE radio will broadcast the ceremony live for those unable to attend.

The keynote speaker will be Col. Bill Talley, USAF, Ret. Col. Talley was shot down over North Vietnam in 1972, was captured and spent nearly a year as a POW at the infamous “Hanoi Hilton”.

The invocation will be given by Carl Kasey, American Legion Chaplin. Other activities include the National Anthem by McPherson High School Band, music by McPherson Youth Pipe & Drum, Rifle Salute by VFW Post #2715, and Taps played by Mark Casebeer.

Immediately following the ceremony everyone is invited to stay for a free chili luncheon sponsored by the Investment Center, Wendy’s, and the Chamber of Commerce.

At 7:00 pm there will be a potluck dinner at the American Legion Post for veterans and family. Baked steak will be provided and everyone should bring a covered dish.

All McPherson area churches are asked to recognize their veterans in attendance and those currently on active duty during their worship service on Sunday, November 10, 2013.