McPherson Visit


McPherson Visit


On the 11th hour of the 11th day, of the 11th month, in 1918, the "War to End All Wars" was concluded. Three years later, 1921, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the remains of unknown soldiers from this war were interned at Westminster Abbey, London, England, the Arc De Triumph, Paris, France, and Arlington National Cemetery, USA.

Today, I had the opportunity to honor those who have served our country, first at a breakfast at Great Bend Regional Hospital, and next at the Rotary club of McPherson noon luncheon.

100 years after the "Armistice" of War World I, Rotary hopes to celebrate with the rest of the world, the end of the Polio virus on this Planet!

Named for civil war veteran General Joseph Birdseye McPherson, who was mortally wounded at the battle of Atlanta, the city of McPherson was settled in 1872. By 1888, the city rested at the juncture of four major railroads.

McPherson is credited with the USA's first gold medal basketball team, (1936), as an AAU basketball team which was sponsored by the local refinery represented our country in the Berlin Olympics.

The Rotary club of McPherson is led by yet another bright, young financial mind, Adrian Morales. Adrian recently resigned from his long time banking position to become the CFO for Hess Oil Company.

District governor elect Mike Mills and his lovely wife Leanor call McPherson their home club.  Mike and the club have been instrumental in our District wide service project in Uganda (peace park and running water, rest rooms).  This along with other numerous community SERVICE projects, including sponsorship and work with 3rd grade dictionaries, the Scottish Festival, Boys and Girls State, the community center, Shelter box, and polio plus, helps "Light Up Rotary" in McPherson, Kansas!


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