Thank You Veterans

Liberty Memorial and World War I Museum

The Liberty Memorial, located in Kansas City, Missouri, is a memorial to the fallen soldiers of World War I and houses the The National World War I Museum. Groundbreaking commenced November 1, 1921, and the city held a site dedication. The memorial was completed and dedicated on November 11, 1926.

The memorial in Penn Valley Park was designed by Harold Van Buren Magonigle who won a design competition. The approaches were designed by Wight and Wight. Among the sculptors involved were Robert AiktenEdmond Amateis and John Donnelly.

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A large part of this video of “Red and Yellow” is taken from the ledge at the WW1 Memorial.  Cool tribute to KCMO!!

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~ by kcjewel on November 11, 2010.

2 Responses to “Thank You Veterans”

  1. There were so many heroes! I hope they will never be forgotten! Memorials like this help.

  2. montucky… i think that this is the only WWI memorial in the US. it’s been “threatened” several times, but our citizens keep it going… thanks goodness.

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