BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The City of Blue Springs, Blue Springs Public Art Commission, Blue Springs School District and area businesses and veterans’ organizations have formed a partnership to bring the traveling exhibition of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to Pink Hill Park Thursday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 3.
KFKF-FM 94.1, a country music radio station based in Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to be a lead partner for the event. Dale Carter, program director, will present an $11,357.17 check to Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross on Thursday, September 16, in a special ceremony at 3 p.m. The check presentation will be in front of Blue Springs City Hall, 903 W. Main Street.
“We were honored to sponsor The Wall That Heals – Blue Springs with our 2010 Summer of Freedom Concert event at Whiskey Tango on August 2,” said Dale Carter, co-host of KFKF Morning Country Club show and Blue Springs District 1 Councilman. “KFKF-FM is proud to honor our veterans, the fallen and their families and we want to thank them for their service and sacrifice for our country.”
“We are grateful to KFKF-FM for being one of the lead partners of The Wall That Heals event. This donation helps ensure that every Vietnam Veteran who visits the Blue Springs event will receive a commemorative medal, lapel pin or patch,” said Mayor Carson Ross.
“We invite all Vietnam War veterans to come see The Wall That Heals in Blue Springs,” says Eleanor Frasier, chairman of the Public Art Commission. “We are proud to help give Vietnam Veterans the welcome home they deserve.”
The funding for the Blue Springs “The Wall That Heals” is all by donations. All funds are set up with the Truman Heartland Community Foundation, a 501-C-3 organization.
For more information, contact Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager at (816) 655-0497, visit the Web site, www.bluespringswallthatheals.net or The Wall That Heals Blue Springs on Facebook.