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February 3, 2019

        In this blog, we want to introduce you to a dog named "Jessy", a beautiful golden retriever and a regular supporter of veterans at the Heart of America Stand Down.  We first met Jessy at the Stand Down in the fall of 2015, with her amazing handler Jill Kusel. J...

June 12, 2018

      Kids4vets was honored this spring to partner with the amazing student volunteers from St. Paul's Lutheran School in Concordia, Missouri. I first learned about St. Paul's Lutheran from Jill Kusel, a teacher,  and regular volunteer at the Heart of America...

June 2, 2018

     

    This past weekend, Kids4vets was honored to join KCPT for "Celebration at the Station", an annual Memorial Day event at Kansas City's Union Station. This was a very important Memorial Day because it recognized both our national holiday, and the cente...

February 9, 2018

     

   

     Last fall, Kids4vets was invited to volunteer at KCPT’s “Daniel Tiger, Be My Neighbor Day”.  This annual event takes place at the Anita B. Gorman Nature Center and invites kids of all ages to participate in activities to promote kindness thr...

December 16, 2017

      

     Prairie Elementary kicked off its 3rd annual Heart of America Stand Down fall toiletry drive with a special Veterans Day Speaker.  We were honored to have Robert Waechter, co-founder of the Heart of America Stand Down, come to speak about his...

August 6, 2017

     Memorial Day weekend, students from Belinder Elementary joined kids4vets at the Heart of America Stand Down, which was held at St. Micheal's Veterans Home in Kansas City, Missouri. The volunteer project was part of the Belinder GIVES (Growth in Volunteer Experienc...

December 4, 2016

The 2016 Heart of America Stand Down toiletry drive began with a special Veterans Day Assembly.  Prairie Elementary was honored to have Colonel Mike Hess speak about both his military experience, as well as his continued service to fellow veterans through a local minis...

August 9, 2016

On Saturday August 6, 2016, my family and I took part in a 5K run/walk in honor of fallen soldier, Spencer C. Duncan.  Five years ago Army Spc. Duncan and 29 other brave American service members were lost in Afghanistan while defending our freedoms. The...

July 3, 2016

For my first Veterans Q & A Blog, I asked my grandpa "advisors" to tell me about their service in the armed forces and specifically, "What does Memorial Day mean to you?" My grandpa who served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam sent me this response:

Libby,

Thanks for...

May 31, 2016

Visiting a war memorial is a good way to learn about, and to honor the sacrifice of our veterans. This Memorial Day Weekend, my mom and I visited 2 memorials, including the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fountain. Please find photos of o...

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