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Causes: Arts & Culture, Bands & Ensembles

Geographic areas served: Missouri

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

How does one come about to give their time for volunteering when you cannot find a telephone number or contact information to join in and help.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For several years, I have been the Public Relations Director of the American Legion Auxiliary for District 5 in Missouri. Loving music and having a father who fought in World War II encouraged me to become interested in veterans and our history; therefore, I joined the American Legion Auxiliary. Before joining the Auxiliary, I attended many patriotic ceremonies at the National World War I Museum and the Harry S. Truman Library. I noticed that the American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City was always the band playing for the special event. I was fascinated and always tried to sit near the band so I would be sure and hear their music. It was the largest band I had ever seen. I observed the following: They looked sharp in their well-pressed uniforms; their instruments would glitter in the sun from being highly polished; they were always on time; they were organized and well rehearsed. I have admired the band for at least twelve years.