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LENEXA, Kan. – May 22, 2017 – Grantham University is proud to partner with the Kansas City Symphony for the this year's Bank of America Celebration at the Station on Sunday, May 28, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Union Station. Around 50,000 people are expected to attend this FREE Memorial Day event, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Throughout the festivities, all attendees are invited to visit the Grantham University Veterans Place area and learn more about veterans’ services in the Kansas City area.

“Grantham has been serving military and civilian students since 1951, and we are excited to be part of this celebration honoring the men and women who serve or have served our country,” said Tabitha Davis, director of university outreach. “The University will host a Veterans Place area at the event to support our military service members. We’d like to invite everyone to stop by and learn more about the resources Kansas City organizations have to offer military men and women.”

This year, the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I will be recognized and attendees will enjoy the talents of singer Patti Austin, a moving Symphony concert and the city’s grandest fireworks display. Pre-concert musical acts, food trucks and a family fun zone will also be part of the day. In addition, there will be activities to enjoy inside Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

Grantham’s Veterans Place area will include a model tiny home by Veterans Community Project (VCP). In 2015, this organization launched Veterans Village in Kansas City, Kan., a community of 50 transitional tiny homes for homeless veterans, and has since received national attention for the these efforts. Other Veterans Place highlights include the V.A. Mobile Vet unit, Warrior’s Best Friend, RideKC’s illustrated “Honoring Veterans” bus, Bank of America’s financial health information, and resources for veterans and active-duty military, as well as Grantham University’s tent with even more opportunities for veterans. To learn more about Celebration at the Station, visit:

About Grantham University: Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran with a vision to make education achievable for military service members and veterans. Over the past 66 years, Grantham’s commitment to serving those who serve with affordable, accessible higher education has evolved into a culture of service that extends to all adult learners, as well as to those in need. The University’s ability to help students achieve their dreams through education is enabled by its unique approach and devotion to comprehensive student support, and its continuous advancement in line with changing technologies.

Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university. The 100 percent online university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate certificates and degree programs, and serves a global student population of more than 17,000 annually.

Leila Gallagher