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243rd Army Birthday Celebration

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Name: 243rd Army Birthday Celebration
Date: June 9, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT
Lt. Gen. (Ret) Perry Wiggins United States Army, Retired
Event Description:

Come help us celebrate the 243rd Birthday of the United States Army on Saturday, 6 pm, June 9, at the KC Marriott-Downtown - Muehlebach Tower (200 W. 12th St, Kansas City, MO).

The program includes honors and recognition; showcases military traditions and customs; recognizes community VIP and community partners; and a celebration of the Armistice Day Centennial. 
Our keynote speaker for the evening is Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Perry Wiggins, former commanding general of the U.S. Army North (5th Army) and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston.

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Wiggins is currently the executive director of the Kansas Governor's Military Council after retiring from the Army with 33 years of service.

Also invited is Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer to present a state proclamation honoring the United States Army.

This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! No military affiliation or association is required.

Contact us at for additional details regarding dress, room accommodations, parking, etc.
Event Media:
Marriott-Downtown (Muehlebach Tower)
200 W. 12th St, Kansas City, MO

VIP Reception: Truman Room
General Reception: Colonial Ballroom and Lobby
Formal Program: Imperial Ballroom
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, June 9
Evening activities at Marriott-Downtown (Muehlebach Tower):

5:00 PM  VIP Reception (by special invitation)

5:30 PM  General Reception

6:15 PM  Doors open to Imperial Ballroom

6:30 PM  Formal program begins

9:00 PM  Formal program ends

until 11:00 PM  Dancing / Socializing
Contact Information:
Emma Toops, Chapter President

Regular cost per person: $80 / person. Full table (8 seats): $600 (a savings of $40)

Reduced cost per person SSG and below or ROTC Cadets: $35 / person.

Pay by credit-card / RSVP on-line at

Send a check to KCAUSA, Attn: Army Birthday Celebration, PO Box 3335, Shawnee, KS 66203.

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