Army Birthday Celebration

Christopher Burnett Quartet invited to perform

KC AUSA celebrated the 243rd Anniversary of the United States Army in a gala on Saturday, June 9th at the Marriott- Muehlebach Hotel. The Army Birthday Celebration is the chapter’s premiere event and has been hosted in Kansas City for the past 15 years. This year had 330 attendees from active, guard and reserve forces of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force and also included members from industry, local, and state government. The success of the event can be attributed to the support and contributions of over thirty corporate and table sponsors and an all-volunteer planning committee.

Retired Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins, executive director of the Kansas Governor’s military council and our guest speaker, said this was the best Army birthday celebration he had ever attended. “The induction into the Army of four new soldiers with the oath administered by retired Colonel Roger Donlon, first Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War, was particularly noteworthy,” said General Wiggins. Next year’s birthday celebration will coincide with KC AUSA’s 20th anniversary of the chapter’s founding.

CbQ was hired to perform at the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Association of the United States Army celebration of the 243rd Army Birthday.  Here are some photographs that were taken at the event courtesy of KCAUSA.

It was a great opportunity …

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