Dan Hervey, Chairman of the McPherson Area Veterans Committee, released details for Veterans Day activities to be held in McPherson on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. The day will begin with a free breakfast sponsored by Kindred Hospice 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. The American Legion will have a special “museum display” of various military items from the collection of Dennis Brown.
NO PARADE THIS YEAR. The ceremony inside the Park Dept. Headquarters on West First Street will begin at 11:00 am. KNGL/KBBE radio will broadcast the ceremony live for those unable to attend.
The keynote speakers will be Bobby Cox. Cox spent 26 years with the US Army and Kansas Army National Guard and served in combat during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He is a Past Commander of VFW Post #2715 in McPherson and currently serves as the National Judge Advocate General at the national level of the VFW.
The invocation will be given by Lynn Scott, pastor of the First Christian Church. Other activities include the National Anthem by McPherson High School Band, Amazing Grace by Lonny Liljegren, Rifle Salute by VFW Post #2715, and Taps played by Mark Casebeer. NO CHILI LUNCHEON OR EVENING MEAL THIS YEAR DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS.
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 8, 2020.