This special event, held on October 18th, recognized local Heroes and featured nationally known speaker and author, Laura Ingraham.
The Story of Genevieve Byrne and Our Local American Red Cross
From the time Clara Barton made a “cross” from red ribbon and pinned it to her bodice while caring for soldiers on the Civil War battlefield, the American Red Cross has depended on volunteers.
In Kansas City, World War I prompted community leaders to join together to form what is now the Greater Kansas City Chapter. Early on, the Chapter distinguished itself by sending the first Red Cross ambulance corps to France.
In the years to follow, local Red Cross volunteers have always answered the call to humanitarian service.
Miss Genevieve Byrne first became a Red Cross volunteer during the final years of the Vietnam War, driving service personnel back and forth between Fort Leavenworth and Kansas City. After a long and varied volunteer career spanning nearly two decades, Miss Byrne lent financial support in her later years, joining the Kirkwood Society as a charter member and ultimately leaving a generous bequest in her estate. In honoring Genevieve Byrne, we pay tribute to the many thousands of volunteers, like her, who have chosen to serve others through the American Red Cross.
Laura Ingraham is the most listened-to woman in political talk radio in the United States. "The Laura Ingraham Show" is heard on hundreds of stations nationwide and has been addicting legions of listeners since its launch in 2001. Always smart and entertaining, Laura is a regular Fox News contributor and the principal substitute host on The O'Reilly Factor.
Laura is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of five books: The Hillary Trap, Shut Up & Sing, Power to the People, The Obama Diaries, and new smash hit Of Thee I Zing: America's Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots. A former litigator and Supreme Court law clerk, Laura is a graduate of University of Virginia School of Law and Dartmouth College. She is also an avid supporter of our troops and a variety of military organizations.
Laura lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her three children.
40 Years of Service
Deployed Staff and Volunteers
Kansas City Crown Center Security Officers
Armacost Family Humanitarian Award
Hero and Champion