Sunday, 27 May 2018 – 1730 – Memorial Day Celebration – Dinner and KC Symphony Concert
The graduate associations of Air Force Academy, Annapolis, and West Point invite you to our annual dinner and concert honoring our American Veterans and the Fallen. This is our annual celebration at Union Station in the private dining room at Pierponts. Dinner is followed by the always enjoyable Kansas City Symphony Patriotic Concert outside Union Station. This is an event you won’t want to miss. This year our dinner program includes:
Brigadier General Kristen E. Goodwin, Commandant of the Air Force Academy, as our guest speaker (Note: Gen. Goodwin is the senior officer during the Symphony’s Patriotic Salute to the Armed Forces)
Debbie Austin, President, North East Chapter, American Gold Star Mothers
WW II veterans as our honored guests
Special video presentations by Sean Winn, Producer of Patriotic Productions
Location:Pierponts at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd, KC, MO 64108 (816-221-5111)
Date/Time: Sunday, 27 May 2018, 1730 (5:30 pm)
MIXED GREENS SALAD | tomatoes, English cucumber, carrots and roasted shallot vinaigrette
Choice of one:
FILET MIGNON | grilled 5 oz. cut, roasted garlic whipped potatoes, baby green beans and Cognac demi-glace
GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST | roasted Yukon gold potatoes, baby green beans and whiskey-bacon marmalade
SALMON | French red rice, Brussels sprouts and citrus beurre blanc
CRÈME BRÛLÉE with fresh berries
COFFEE AND ICED TEA
Cash Bar will be open, before and during dinner
Cost: $65/plate (taxes and gratuities included)
Please note that due to very limited space in the Belvedere Private Dining room, early reservations are highly recommended and will be restricted to members of the three military service academies associations of graduates up until Saturday, 12 May. After that, reservations will be open to other military service members, veterans, Parents’ club members and their spouses. Cancellation deadline for refunds is 23 May. Those wishing to attend after reservations are full may contact Greg Shuey below to be put on a waiting list.
Symphony Seating: As always, the KC Symphony is providing a free Memorial Weekend concert, the largest in the country, followed by a major fireworks display. A limited number of Free VIP passes for reserved seating are being provided to each service academy alumni group in chair-back seats up front near the Symphony pavilion. Each service academy alumni group is making a block donation out of their Treasuries to the Kansas City Symphony. That got us 18 seats. In that event, if you want to register for possible reserved seating, immediately send an email to Bob Culler, Chapter President, with the number in your dinner party who will be attending the concert. If we go over the allocated 18 seats for Navy you may be asked to make a $25 donation to the Kansas City Symphony, so register early please.
Donations: Those wishing to honor our WWII veterans with a donation towards their dinner may do so upon registration.
Very Important Dinner Reservations: Reservations should be made at http://www.cvent.com/d/ggq1sfand should be prepaid with a credit card. $65 per plate.
Bob Culler, USNA ’74, Alumni Chapter President
Gregory N. Shuey, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret)
USNA Chapter participated in a dinner and concert at Union Station and the Liberty WWI Memorial in downtown Kansas City. 50,000 attended the outdoor concert. 2017
Agenda for Dinner at Pierponts 2017. Charles Cottita guest, Director Voice of a Generation, was a sponsor. Dinner organized by Lt.Col Greg Shuey, USAF Ret. (USAFA ’68). Invocation by Monsignor Stu Swetland, USNA ’81.
2017 Dinner at Pierpont’s inside of Union Station honored five WWII vets speaker was Debbie Austin, President American Gold Star Mothers. USNA Chapter mustered 26 out of the 63 total attending the dinner.
The Kansas City Symphony 2017 patriotic concert featured the centennial of WWI and honored military veterans in attendance. Concert was televised by KCPT public television in KC.
The 2017 Kansas City Symphony directed by Michael Stern played a medley of patriotic music.