Parson & Associates Hosts Veterans Dinner ~ November 8

by Gina Boucher on October 29, 2014

“Serving Those Who Serve Our Country” Veterans Dinner

Disabled veteran and business owner organizes free dinner to recognize fellow veterans

Project MRE Logo 300x300 Parson & Associates Hosts Veterans Dinner ~ November 8

WHAT: Disabled veteran and business owner, Jason Parson, along with Kansas City Parks & Recreation will host a free dinner for homeless or struggling veterans in honor of Veterans Day.

WHO: Invitees are U.S. Veterans and their guests, most especially homeless and transitioning veterans.

Special volunteers include: Mayor Sly James; City Manager Troy Schulte; Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo; Councilman Scott Wagner, 1st District at Large; Councilman Jermaine Reed, 3rd District have volunteered to serve the veterans and their guests.

The following agencies will be on-hand to provide resources or answer questions: City of Kansas City, Mo.  Parks & Recreation Department; VFW; Rockhurst University’s Prosperity Center for Financial Education; Veterans Court.

Transportation to and from the event will be provided free of charge by Kansas City, Mo. Parks & Recreation Department and Uber.


Saturday, November 8, 2014
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm


Gregg Klice Community Center Gymnasium
18th & Vine
1600 John “Buck” O’Neil Way, Kansas City, Missouri 64108

WHY: Disabled veteran and Parson & Associates owner, Jason Parson, served his country in the United States Army and the United States Air Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jason has always wanted to find a way to honor and thank his fellow veterans. He hopes to provide a good meal to up to 200 dinner guests, with plans to grow that number each year.

Gina Boucher ~ 816-216-6571


Serving Those Who Serve Our Country

by Gina Boucher on September 11, 2014

Flag1 Serving Those Who Serve Our CountryWith the holiday season approaching, let us not forget a very important but sometimes overlooked holiday—Veterans Day, November 11—a day to honor our American brothers and sisters who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Veterans Day is an especially significant day for Parson & Associates as our own Jason Parson served our country in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force Reserves and in the war in Iraq before he was disabled and honorably discharged.  In September, Parson & Associates became a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned business. Jason knows that he has been extremely blessed and beginning this year, he has chosen to bless others who have served our country.

On the evening of Saturday, November 8, Parson & Associates will host veterans and their family for dinner and entertainment at Gregg/Klice Community Center for our inaugural “Serving Those Who Serve Our Country” dinner through Project MRE, which Jason is establishing. Outside agencies will also be invited to showcase services from which veterans may benefit. Our hope is that the dinner event and Project MRE will grow with each year to include more and more U.S. Veterans.

Remember to honor the veterans in your lives—on Veterans Day and every day!

Veterans Day is celebrated every year on November 11. Originally called Armistice Day, it was a day set aside to honor the unknown soldiers who perished in World War I, a war that ended in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It was renamed Veterans Day by President Eisenhower in 1954 to honor all American veterans. A ceremonial wreath is placed every November 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.


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