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National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City – Memorial Day Weekend Events 26-29 May 2017

Posted  23 May 2017 in News  
By Pamela Linden

The National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City (USA) invite the public to its Memorial Day Weekend Events, Friday 26 May – Monday 29 May.

Free admission for Veterans/Active Duty Military Personnel & Half-Price Admission for the General Public All Weekend

Summary of Memorial Day Weekend Events 

Research Stations featuring Fold3.com, Ancestry.com, the Museum’s online collections database, records from the American Battlefield Monuments Commission records and the National Archives to help individuals find their World War I connection (Friday-Monday, May 26-29)

Vintage military vehicle display of nearly 20 vehicles from World War II, Korean War and Operation Desert Storm (Saturday, May 27; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and the Vietnam War (Friday-Monday, May 26-29; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace walking tours with acclaimed photographer Michael St Maur Sheil (Saturday-Sunday, May 27-28; 10:30 a.m./3:30 p.m. & Monday, May 29; 3:30 p.m.)

Hands-on History program where people of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts (Saturday, May 27; 2 p.m.)

35th Infantry Division Band Concert (Saturday, May 27; 2 p.m.)

Finding Your WWI Connection program with Dr. Mitch Yockelson of the National Archives in Washington D.C. (Sunday, May 28; 2 p.m.)

Pancake breakfast benefitting the National World War I Museum and Memorial (Monday, May 29; 9-11 a.m.)

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, Kansas City Mayor Sly James expected for public Memorial Day Ceremony in the Memorial Courtyard featuring keynote address from internationally renowned photographer Michael St Maur Sheil, whose contemporary portraits of WWI battlefields are on exhibit in the Memorial Courtyard (Monday, May 29; 10 a.m.)

More than 100 New “Walk of Honor” Bricks to be dedicated during ceremony featuring Dr. Mitch Yockelson, the Heartland Men’s Chorus, an Honor Guard presentation from Ft. Leavenworth and new honorees (Monday, May 29; 2 p.m.)

Opportunity to view recently opened special exhibitions: Revolutions! 1917, Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-1918, Vive l’Amérique: French Children Welcome Their American Ally and Posters as Munitions, 1917. 

For more information about Memorial Day Weekend including times of helicopter and vehicle displays visit the National WWI Museum and Memorial website.

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