National World War I Museum and Memorial to open for Memorial Day

The Memorial Day Ceremony at the World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. is sure to be a memorable event. At 10:00 AM, guests will gather in the Memorial Courtyard for a public program featuring dignitaries and a keynote address from Lt. General (Ret.) Wendy M. Masiello.

The day’s events will continue with a Bell Tolling Ceremony at 12:00 PM, honoring the men and women who gave their lives in service. And at 2:00 PM, visitors can witness the Walk of Honor Dedication and Ribbon Cutting, as the memorial unveils its updated granite bricks that have been moved to the sides in order to preserve them for years to come.

In addition to these special events, visitors can explore the main gallery exhibit which has been updated, as well as a new exhibit called Sacred Service. This exhibit highlights the faith leaders who served during the war and showcases how they coped with the difficulties of war both on and off the battlefield.

The museum will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Memorial Day, with general admission half-priced for all attendees. Active duty military members, veterans, and their spouses/dependents can enter for free with valid ID. This promises to be an educational and emotional day filled with remembrance and celebration for all who attend.

It’s important to remember that this day is not just about honoring those who served but also about learning from history so that we can prevent such horrors from happening again in future generations.

Overall, this Memorial Day ceremony promises to be an unforgettable event that honors those who gave their lives in service while also educating visitors about the sacrifices made during World War I.

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