Kansas City Hosts World War I Centennial


Kansas City Hosts World War I Centennial

The World honored the 100-year anniversary of the United States entry into World War I Thursday, August 6. The Liberty Memorial was built in Kansas City in 1926, which is seven years before the first UMKC students attended class.
Kansas City raised the $2.5 million to build monument in only 10 days, and according to the museum, that would be like raising around $34 million today.

Soldiers wearing World War I uniforms.

Conservatory of Music students Michael Bader, Adam Holthus, Aaron Redburn, and Yang Thou sang, “When The Lusitania Went Down” during the opening ceremony.
“I don’t think that any of us quite understood …

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