May 26, 2019 Memorial Day Concert and Dinner at Pierponts in Union Station

Posted: 5/14/2019


Sunday, 26 May 2019 – 1730 – Memorial Day Celebration – Dinner and KC Symphony Concert

The associations of graduates of the Air Force Academy, Annapolis, and West Point invite you to our annual dinner and concert honoring our American Veterans and the Fallen.  This annual celebration in the private dining room at Pierponts at Union Station will be followed by the Kansas City Symphony’s Celebration at the Station concert. This year our dinner will be a celebration of the commissioning of the Navy’s newest ship, the USS Kansas City.

Location:  Pierponts at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd, KC, MO 64108 (816-221-5111) (Belvedere Private Dining room, second floor)

Date/Time:  Sunday, 26 May 2019, 1700 (5:00 pm)



  • Guest Speaker, CDR Travis Dvorak, USN, Skipper of the USS Kansas City
  • RADM Jeff Penfield, Chairman of USS Kansas City Commissioning Committee
  • Special video presentations by Sean Winn, Producer of Patriotic Productions


Special guests include:

  • Steve Woelk, USS Pueblo POW
  • Debbie Austin, President, North East Chapter, American Gold Star Mothers
  • Four WW II veterans as our honored guests


Dinner Options:

CAESAR SALAD| Romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, Parmigiano-Reggiano and sourdough croutons

Choice of one:

KC STRIP| grilled 10 oz. cut, roasted garlic whipped potatoes, baby green beans and maître d’butter


GRILLED MAHI MAHI | herbed risotto, sweet peas and blue crab cardinal sauce


ROASTED CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS | spinach caramelized onion veloute





Cash Bar: Will be open before, during and after dinner.


Cost: $65/plate (taxes and gratuities included)

Dress: Business Attire (Active Duty and Military Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms in honor of Memorial Day Weekend.)


Symphony Seating: KCAOG has arranged for a limited number of VIP passes and VIP seats for the KC Symphony Celebration at the Station patriotic concert.  These are normally reserved by the Symphony for donors as a fundraiser at $500/VIP Pass. However, the Symphony has recognized our Veterans’ event as important to their venue and has given us a special deal. You may reserve your VIP pass/seat for a tax-deductible donation of $25/Pass online along with your dinner reservation.  Passes will be handed out at the dinner. Alternatively, those wishing to attend the concert but without donating for seats may bring their own chairs and sit in the general audience area.


Donations:  Those wishing to honor our WWII veterans with a donation towards their dinner may do so upon registration.

Reservations: Due to very limited space in the Belvedere Private Dining room, early reservations are highly recommended.  Registration will close on Sunday, May 19th at midnight. Cancellation deadline for refunds is also 19 May.  Those wishing to attend after reservations are closed may sign up on a waiting list in this registration.  They will be contacted if reservations become available for them.

Reservations should be made at: 


Questions: Contact Greg Shuey at: or 913-894-8887.


Gregory N. Shuey, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret)

President, KCAOG