Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thousands Observe U.S. Entrance To World War I-- Part 3

Kansas City's selection as the host to Thursday's hourslong event came about because of its 217-foot-tall Liberty Memorial tower and the huge World War I museum below it.

The monument was built after a burst of post-war patriotism that over the period of ten days in 1919 raised $2.5 million, the equivalent of more than $30 million today.

Allied commanders from Belgium, Great Britain, Italy, France and the United States gathered in 1921 to dedicate the site which is located across the street from the Kansas City train station through which more than half of U.S. troops passed through before being shipped off overseas to Europe.

Something I'll need to See This Year.  --DaCoot

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