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Folds of Honor – Remembering Roger

A Vietnam veteran himself, he served with the United States Army 1st Air Cavalry Division, Roger Buford was deeply involved in the efforts of the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of service members who have been disabled or lost their lives. Roger, who died in March, had been a board member of the Kansas City Chapter. Since 2013, he had championed fundraising events, including Patriot Day, which is held at Indian Hills Country Club and at La Quinta Country Club, in La Quinta, California, and is now known as Roger Buford Patriot Day.  


Roger and Nancy Buford


Roger Buford with Josie Buford

Additional photos featured in the May 29, 2021 issue of The Independent. 


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MOCSA’s Community Luncheon

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The Kansas City Young Matrons – Installation Day Tea

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Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Spring Luncheon

May 13th was the date for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual Spring Luncheon. Carol Marr and Jo Anne Dondlinger planned the festive event, which was held at the Carriage Club.…