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Veterans Day Events at National World War I...
Veterans Day Events at National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial Include Special Ceremony, Lecture and Film
November 1, 2012
Sunday, November 11
Veterans Day Ceremony – 10 a.m.
Veterans Day will be commemorated at this special ceremony. The event includes performances by the American Legion Band and speeches to honor the significance of this important day.
The keynote speaker for the ceremony is Major Terry McDonald of the Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers who is currently a student at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Major McDonald was awarded the New Zealand Chief of Army’s commendation for his service in Afghanistan and a United Nations Force Commanders Commendation for his service in Sudan.
The ceremony concludes at 11 a.m. – a symbolic time on this special day – with the laying of a wreath. This free event takes place indoors in the National World War I Museum’s J.C. Nichols Auditorium.
Financial support for the ceremony comes from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.
Free parking is available at the Hallmark Surface Lot, located at 27th & Warwick (across from Main), with a complimentary shuttle to the Museum from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Museum Opens – 11 a.m.
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial will be free for all visitors on Veterans Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Other Veterans Day Weekend Events
Saturday, November 10, 2 p.m.
Thomas Boghardt: The Zimmerman Telegram and America’s Entry into World War I
Author Thomas Boghardt discusses his new book that questions many traditional views on the origins and impact of the Zimmerman Telegram. Was the telegram part of a carefully planned German strategy or simply an act of spontaneity by an unsupervised minor German official? Learn more at this fascinating lecture. Included with admission and free for members.
Friday, November 9, 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 10:30 a.m.
Veterans Day Documentary: 11.11.11
From every corner of America, documentarians recorded and share the compelling stories of veterans, both grand scale and intimate scope, that occurred on just one day in our nation’s history, Veterans Day 2011 (11.11.11). This film features Col. Robert Dudley, a volunteer at the National World War I Museum. Included with Museum admission and free for members.
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed Mondays, except for major holidays. Tickets can be purchased on the day of your visit. The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is operated in agreement with the Kansas City, Missouri Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. For more information call 816-888-8100 or visit www.theworldwar.org.