Dan Hervey, chairman of the McPherson Area Veterans Committee, announced earlier this week that the committee will be holding Memorial Day services on Monday, May 26, 2014 at the New Gottland Lutheran Church Cemetery at 9:00 AM and at McPherson Cemetery at 10:30 AM. The McPherson Youth Pipe and Drum will provide music. Keynote speaker will be US Army veteran Bob Cox. Tom Sheridan, VFW Commander will emcee the programs with invocations by Rev. Timothy Leaf, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in McPherson. VFW Post #2715 will provide a Color Guard and the Rifle Detail. Other Color Guards will be provided by American Legion Post #24, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, and Sons of American Legion. Mark Casebeer will play Taps at the New Gottland service and Matthew Bishop will play Taps at McPherson Cemetery. The public is encouraged to attend.