Dan Hervey, chairman of the McPherson Area Veterans Committee announced that the committee will be holding Memorial Day services on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the New Gottland Lutheran Church Cemetery at 9:00 AM and at McPherson Cemetery at 10:30 AM. Bagpipers Lonny Liljegren and Ian Ferguson will provide music. Keynote speaker will be US Air Force veteran Capt. Amanda Shafer who served two tours in Afghanistan as a critical care/ER nurse. Shuan Carlson, American Legion Vice-commander will emcee the programs with invocation by Rev. Robert Bishop, Pastor of the McPherson Apostolic Church. Mark Casebeer will play Taps at the New Gottland service and Matthew Bishop will play Taps at McPherson Cemetery. 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. The public is encouraged to attend.