Armistice and Veterans Days in Kansas City



We salute the men and women who have fought to protect America's freedom. This year, commemorate Veterans Day at one of these local events.

 

National WWI Museum and Memorial

This year, the museum is commemorating the centennial of the armistice of World War I (Nov. 11, 1918). They will be hosting special events throughout the weekend to mark the occasion.

On Nov. 9 through 11, veterans and active duty military members are invited to enjoy the museum for free. General admission for the public will be half price.

Special programs include:

  • Armistice Ceremony Nov. 11, 9:30-10:30. Multinational commemoration of the Armistice of 1918.
  • Bells of Peace Nov. 11, 10:45. Wreath-laying ceremony culminating in tolling of bells to honor those who served in the Great War.
  • Reflections of Hope: Armistice 1918 Through Nov. 11. Installation by artist Ada Koch in the Reflection Pool at the National WWI Museum and Memorial to remember American service men and women who lost their lives in World War I. Each of the 117 poppies represents 1,000 U.S. lives lost, but not forgotten.
  • The World Remembers Through Nov. 11. Displays the names of those who perished in the war. Provided by participating nations, the exhibition is part of a four-year project that remembers those whose lives were lost. It also marks the first comprehensive attempt to compile the names of all U.S. soldiers killed during World War I (spearheaded by the National WWI Museum and Memorial).

 

Veterans Day Salute at the Truman Library

On Nov. 11 from noon to 5:00 the museum celebrates Veterans Day. The day will include a ceremonial wreath-laying, a public program featuring the descendants of Battery D soldiers who served with Truman in World War I, musical performances, kids activities and more. The Truman Library is open free of charge in honor of this important day and in gratitude to our nation’s veterans.

 

Military Appreciation Weekend

In honor of Veterans Day, the zoo is proud to honor those who have served. All military personnel (retired, active, veterans, etc.) with a valid ID will receive complimentary admission on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11.

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