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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
A Memorial at Kansas City, Missouri
Illustrations and descriptions of the award-winning designs for the memorial located at Penn Valley Park.
Allied Commanders in World War I
Photograph portrait of the five allied commanders in World War I. Standing in uniform from left to right are Lt. General Baron Jacques (Belgium); General Armando Vittorio Diaz (Italy); Marshal Ferdinand...
Calvin Coolidge and Queen Marie, Guests at the Liberty Memorial Dedication
Postcard commemorating the visit of President Calvin Coolidge and Queen Marie of Romania at the Liberty Memorial Dedication
City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950
479 Kansas Citians killed in World War I memorialized by 479 stars in the Liberty Memorial campaign.
Courage, Honor, Patriotism, Sacrifice
Article details the plans for the formal re-opening of the Liberty Memorial with rededication events scheduled for May 25-May 27, 2002. Plans call for elected officials, military bands, color guards, entertainment...
Cowtown Chronicles: The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month--Armistice
Photo, illustration, and history of the Liberty Memorial, dedicated in 1921 as a World War I monument across from Union Station on the former "ugly old Vinegar Hill, shanty-clad, dirty and with many of...
Crowds Flock to Memorial Dedication
May 25, 2011
Postcard image and accompanying article describing the large crowds and dignitaries on hand for the dedication of the Liberty Memorial, November 1, 1921.
Dedication of Memorial's Site Brought World Leaders to City
Photo and article about the memorial dedication wall.
Effort to Designate Liberty Memorial
September 27, 2008
Short piece noting that Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill wants to make the Liberty Memorial the official National World War I Memorial. McCaskill and Missouri Senator Kit Bond filed a bill to so...
For Historian, the 'Big One' is Still a Big Deal
December 1, 2006
The Liberty Memorial World War I museum is set to open December 2, 2006. The dedication ceremony is outdoors, starting at 11 a.m. with the Fort Leonard Wood Army band playing. Speakers will include the...
Kansas City and Its One Hundred Foremost Men
Thorough description of the planning and construction of the memorial.
Kansas City's Veteran at a Crossroads
Discussion about the memorial's possible future after closing in 1994, with new potential designs, especially for the World War I museum archives.
KC Conference to Discuss Centennial of World War I
March 22, 2013
Article describes the "A Century in the Shadow of the Great War International Centennial Planning Conference," a three day gathering hosted by the National World War I Museum. Representatives from the...
Lest the Ages Forget: Kansas City's Liberty Memorial
This book tells the story in pictures and text of the Liberty Memorial, a national monument to World War I. It brings the story up to the closing of the memorial in 1994 due to structural difficulties...
Information about the Liberty Memorial: (1) shaft 217.5 feet above Memorial Court; (2) site dedicated on November 1, 1921, with Vice-President Coolidge in attendance; and (3) building dedicated on Armistice...
Postcard of the Liberty Memorial at night
View of Memory Hall building located on top of the Liberty Memorial.
View of the Liberty Memorial shaft, looking toward the north. Parked cars and visitors are also in view.
View of the south side of the base of the shaft at the Liberty Memorial. Inscribed on column: "In Honor of Those Who Served in the World War in Defense of Liberty and Our Country." The dedication stone...
View of the sphinx and part of the shaft on the top of the Liberty Memorial. View is looking toward the north, with visitors in view.
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