Army Birthday Celebration 2022

Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army
Army Birthday Celebration

Saturday, June 11, 2022

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Come help us celebrate the 247th Birthday of the United States Army on Saturday, 5:30 p.m., June 11, at the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa (777 NW Argosy Parkway, Riverside, MO 64150).

Art Filmore
Distinguished Military Speaker


We will begin our evening with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a program filled with pride, patriotism, and respect for an institution older than the nation itself. We will honor all those who have served, as well as recognize the sacrifices of those Soldiers and their families who have given their all. This year is also the 160th anniversary of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Our distinguished military speaker for the evening is Mr. Art Fillmore. Fillmore was an Army artillery captain who served in Vietnam. He is a member of the U.S. Army Artillery Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame, chair of the KC Vietnam Veterans Memorial, co-founder and chair of the Heart of America Stand Down Foundation, and chair of St. Michael’s Veterans Center.

Donnie Edwards
Donlon Patriot Award

As a highlight of our celebration, we will present the Colonel Roger H.C. Donlon Patriot Award to former Kansas City Chief Donnie Edwards for his 22 years of giving back to our military and his full-time devotion to philanthropic work with veterans and their families, as well as children from underprivileged backgrounds, since his retirement from the NFL in 2009. On the day of our celebration, Edwards will have just returned from the 2022 D-Day Commemoration at Normandy having escorted 200 Veterans there with his Best Defense Foundation’s Battlefield Returns program.

Individual tickets: $90 — Table of 8: $700

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Sponsorships Available
For more information contact:

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Bryan Wampler,
KC AUSA VP for Development
development.kcausa@ausa.org

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