Liberty Memorial, Kansas City

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  • Approach to Liberty Memorial Tower
    Approach to Liberty Memorial Tower
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  • THE DRIVE UP TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE
    THE DRIVE UP TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE
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  • AN INTERACTIVE LIGHT TABLE
    AN INTERACTIVE LIGHT TABLE
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    The Liberty Memorial

    by yooperprof Updated Jul 4, 2004

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    Remembering

    The Liberty Memorial was built in the early 1920s as a monument to American soldiers who fought in World War I. It was also intended to be a symbol of a "new era" of international peace and co-operation that the First World War was supposed to have inaugurated. Funds for the memorial were raised entirely by private individuals in the Kansas City region, construction was started within a few months of the end of the war, and the Memorial was dedicated in early 1921. The dedication ceremony was attended by American Commander in Chief General Pershing (a native Missourian), French Marshall Foch, and British First Sea Lord Earl Beatty, among others.

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    Liberty Memorial

    by cheap_tourist Updated Nov 1, 2003

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    Liberty Memorial As Seen From Union Station

    The Liberty Memorial is the country's only memorial dedicated to the veterans of World War I.

    It has an extensive museum of artifacts from The Great War. The Tower is open to the public. It provides you with a great view of Kansas City. The grounds of the memorial are equally impressive. Two statues, "The Sphinxes," guard the entrance. There's also a stone frieze (one of the largest in the world) that depicts the progression from war to peace.

    Admission to both the museum and the tower is only $5.

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    Memorial to Veterans of The Great War

    by basstbn Written Jan 19, 2003

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    Recently renovated Liberty Memorial

    General Black-Jack Pershing himself was in attendance when this monument was dedicated in the 1920s. I have heard that it is the only memorial in the country dedicated to the veterans of World War I. There is a museum, an elevator ride to the top of the monument, and wonderful views of Kansas City's Union Station and the skyline.

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  • liberty memorial a historical place

    by catieb Updated Mar 19, 2007

    this place is a great place to experince exactly what happened during WWI. With great displays and fun for the whole family!

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